David Portillo’s agile and sweetly sung apprentice David deservedly steals the show
Much more vivid were David Portillo and Hanna Hipp – just about perfection as that most unlikely of operatic couples David and Magdalene (she must be fifteen years older than...
David Portillo made for an earnest David, Sachs' apprentice, who elaborates the rules of song at tedious length.
Mr. Portillo delivered David’s extended solo aria on the art of song with confident and accurate German declamation, exquisite ornamentation, and the physical involvement so typical of the character. Portillo’s...
Tenor David Portillo is charming, funny, and in superb voice as Sachs’ eager apprentice, David.
-Chicago Stage Review
The honeyed, perfectly focused singing of Portillo, another outstanding Ryan Center grad, was ideal for the role.
David Portillo made a star turn out of the ungrateful role of Sachs’ apprentice David. The Ryan Center alum displayed extraordinary artistry, singing with sweet tone and striking nuance and...
-Chicago Classical Review