Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Gaston Rivero obtained his musical education in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the Carlos Lopez Buchardo National Conservatory of Music. He has sung a repertoire of operas that include, among others, La Boheme (Rodolfo), Rigoletto (the Duke), Don Pasquale (Ernesto) and La Traviata (Alfredo). Mr. Rivero has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center and New York University. Additionally, he has worked with the Palm Beach Opera; La Bohème on Broadway, the Opera Orchestra of New York, under the direction of Maestro Eve Queler; was a soloist in Midamerica Productions' Mozart Mass Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, the Symphony of the Americas and has worked with Intercities Productions, as well. Mr. Rivero has won several national and international vocal competitions. Mr. Rivero returned to Carnegie in 2005-06 in two more Opera Orchestra of New York presentations: as Hadji in Lakme and Flaminio in L'Amore de tre re. In October 2005 made his European debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Hannover Opera and in January 2006, was the first prize winner in the Atlantic Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions. Engagements for 2006-07 include La Traviata in San Antonio, El Paso, and Wichita and Carmen in Knoxville and repeat performances of Butterfly in Hannover, in addition to singing in Rossini's Otello for Opera Orchestra and concerts with the Symphony of the Americas. Gaston Rivero's performance is made possible by the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation.