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About the Journey

Tenor David Santiago is a versatile lyric tenor that displays warmth, sweet overtones, agility and an expansive repertoire with a particular eye on romantic and character parts. In 2021, David made his company debut with Teatro Grattacielo as Federico in Mascagni’s L’Amico Fritz at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in NYC. 


He joined their Young Artist Program, Camerata Bardi Vocal Academy, preparing and performing the roles of Fritz and Federico at the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. In summer 2022, he added the role of Gregorio from Zandonai’s Giulietta & Romeo at Battery Park City, NY. 


The 2020 season jumpstarted with high notes to the stage of Carnegie Hall, when David and “The Footprints in the Sand Foundation'' celebrated his solo debut in a sold-out concert “A Journey from Bel Canto to Verismo” at the Weill Recital Hall. He has appeared as Edmondo in MANON LESCAUT, Prunier in LA RONDINE , Macduff in MACBETH , the title role "The Earl of Essex" in Roberto Devereux, Giannetto in LA CENA DELLE BEFFE and  Alfredo in LA TRAVIATA. 

An avid recitalist, David performed a variety of works, which have included Benjamin Britten’s Folk Songs of the British Isles and Richard Strauss’s 6 Lieder aus “Lotosblatter”. His passion for the Italian repertoire has led David to perform Donizetti’s Composizioni da Camera, Bellini’s Tre and Sei Ariette, as well as programs which included compositions by Respighi, Pergolesi, Caldara and Tosti. In addition, David has also sung a program which focused primarily on songs by Russian composers Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.  

"Your fabulous voice is matched by your effervescent personality and exceptional stage presence. You were outstanding in your acting, singing and phrasing. The audience's response was marvelous...they loved every minute you were on stage." - Joanne Williams, President - Bravo Alliance of Performing Artists.





Giulietta & Romeo
Riccardo Zandonai 

Teatro Grattacielo

Battery Park City Authority

Wagner Park

June 4 & June 5, 2022

Battery Park City Authority

L'Amico Fritz
Pietro Mascagni

Teatro Grattacielo

Ellen Stewart Theater

New York City

November 2021

L'Amico Fritz
Pietro Mascagni

Teatro Grattacielo

Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice

Phoenicia, NY

August 2021

Photography: Ricardo Monge -

Carnegie Hall | Weill Recital Hall | January 2020
Tenor David Santiago in Concert | A Journey from Bel Canto to Verismo
Piano: Maestro David Maiullo

Strings: Quartet Classique
     Susan Heerema (Violin), Thomas Purcell (Violin), Arman Alpyspaev, Violin, Marisol Espada (Celist)

Photos: Creepwalk Media, Inc. |
Make-up/Styling: Affan Graber Malik |