Gustavo has a Bachiller comercial y Perito Mercantil/ Colegio Tulio Garcia Fernandez- Tucuman/ Argentina Tecnica Instrumental en Piano from UNT- Argentina. He then went on to receive a Licenciatura en Administración de Empresas/ UNT- Argentina. Maestría en Canto/ Instituto Superior de Arte Lírico-Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires-Argentina.
Performance and Teaching Experience
Hailed for his rich and powerful baritone, Gustavo has become well known for his dramatic portrayals in a myriad of leading roles of standard operatic repertoire as well as new works by contemporary composers. The Houston Press extolled, “As Macbeth, Argentinean baritone, Gustavo Ahualli proved he has an ideal voice for Verdi, beautiful, full, rich, and powerful. His singing was effortless, with excellent control, and ripe with machismo.”
Gustavo has over 45 roles under his belt including Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Alfonso Xl in La Favorita, Belcore in L’Elisir d’amore, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Silvio and Tonio in I Pagliacci, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Germont in La Traviata, Posa in Don Carlo, Count di Luna in Il Trovatore, title roles in Macbeth, Nabucco and Rigoletto, Renato in Un ballo in maschera, Scarpia in Tosca, Michele in Il Tabarro, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Frank in Edgar, Marcello in La Bohème, Ping in Turandot, Figaro and Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Leporello and Masetto in Don Giovanni, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Escamillo in Carmen, Albert in Werther, Creon in Medée by Milhaud, Onegin in Eugene Onegin, and Tony Esposito in The Most Happy Fella.
Since his debut in the role of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with Teatro San Martin in his native Tucuman, Argentina, Gustavo has sung regularly at at the iconic Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires as well as other Argentinean venues such asTeatro Argentino de La Plata, Teatro Avenida for Buenos Aires Lirica and many others. In the United States he has sung with the Palm Beach Opera, Sarasota Opera, Central City Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, Opera in the Heights in Houston TX, the New York Opera Society, Wichita Grand Opera, New Rochelle Opera, Opera Company of Brooklyn, NY Lyric Opera Theatre, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, New Jersey Little Opera Company, The Raylynmor Opera, Union Avenue Opera Theatre, Vertical Players Repertory, Opera of the Hamptons, and the Choral Society NYC, etc.
Gustavo is an AGMA and NATS member and currently lives in Washington, DC. He serves on the Voice Faculty for the Department of Music Performance at the School of Music, Drama and Art at The Catholic University of America and has also been faculty at Benjamin T Rome School of Music as part of the Voice Faculty from 2012 to present.
Gustavo joined Levine’s Voice program in 2018.
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
“I am deeply passionate about and committed to vocal pedagogy and maintain a robust performance career that informs the instruction and career development of my pupils. As a trilingual person that has thrived in many different cultures and someone who knows firsthand that there are many ways to utilize a music performance degree, I feel that my skills and experience are a unique match for Levine Music.”