Susanna Stefani Caetani
Gustavo Adolfo Palomo graduated in Performing Arts from the ‘Instituto y Producciones Angélica Rosa’ in Guatemala City. After his academic path, he trained at the ‘Centre Perfeccionament Plàcido Domingo’ and the ‘SOI Scuola dell'Opera Italiana Fiorenza Cedolins’, also collaborating with the prestigious ‘Luciano Pavarotti Foundation’. He is currently studying with the outstanding Spanish soprano Ofelia Sala.
During his career, he has studied vocal techniques and performing arts with great professors including: as José Meléndez, USA; Ramon Vargas and Hector Sosa, Mexico; Robert Ciesla, Poland; Roger Vignoles, UK; Allex Aguilera, Brazil; Placido Domingo, Enedina Lloris, Carlos Lopez and Ana Luisa Chova, Spain; Fiorenza Cedolins, Sonia Prina, Anna Guerrieri and Manuela Custer, Italy.
A promising young opera singer, Gustavo has performed in a lot of national and international Opera Galas under the baton of very well-known conductors including: Christopher Franklin, Ramón Tebar, Cristóbal Soler, Ricardo Casero and Steven Mercurio. His greatest performances include: Mozart's Coronation Mass with the Aragon Symphony Orchestra; Mozart's Requiem with the Symphony Orchestra of the SMR Academy in Castilla la Mancha in Spain; his debut with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Opera House in Muscat; The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart in the role of Tamino at the Auditorium Joaquin Rodrigo in Valencia; The Turn of the Screw by B. Britten in the role of Peter Quint; La Mare de los Peixos by J. Sastreand R. Dannenberg, in the role of Jaumet at the Opera of Valencia.
He is winner of three gold medals and a world-class level trophy in the opera chant category at the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood, California. Furthermore, he was awarded with the well-known prize ‘Performer of the year 2016, Bel Canto’ in Guatemala City. Recently, he was awarded for the best interpretation of ‘Bel canto Vincenzo Bellini’ in the International Lyric Contest at the Besostri Theater in Mede, Italy, and he won the International Lyric Contest for the Best Interpretation of Valencian Composer in Polinyà de Xúquer in Valencia, Spain.
He is the Artistic Director of the Ópera Prima, an association that aims to develop the diffusion of Opera in Guatemala City.
Among his future engagements: Rodrigo in Rossini’s Otello in Malta.