David Lomelí is the Chief Artistic Officer for Santa Fe Opera, as well as Casting Director at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Germany. He also serves The Dallas Opera as Artistic Consultant, having held multiple positions with the company since joining its staff in 2014, including Director of Artistic Administration and Director of the Hart Institute for Women Conductors. He is the first Latino to occupy a top casting position at a major opera company in the U.S.
Lomelí (tenor) has sung with many of the world’s leading opera companies and orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Radio Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Glyndebourne Festival, Los Angeles Opera, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Santa Fe Opera, and San Francisco Opera. He earned an Engineering Degree in Computer Science and a post-graduate joint degree in International Marketing from the Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain, and the Universita di Milano, Italy. He is a recipient of the National Youth Prize in Arts by the Mexican Government and the First Prize in Placido Domingo’s Operalia. Lomelí has been featured in Ted Talks in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Milan, Italy. He is fluent in Spanish, Italian, French, and English.