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Pablo Cesar Bustos (Tenor)

Born: March 22, 1980 - Santiago, Chile

The Chilean-born Canadian tenor, Pablo Cesar Bustos, is a graduate of the vocal performance Bachelor and Master Degrees at the Eastman School of Music. He Pablo currently studies with Professor Rita Shane. Among his previous teachers include Peggy Dwyer and Dale Moore.

A resident of Windsor, ON, Pablo Bustos has performed with various ensembles in the Windsor/Detroit Area. He performs regularly with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, in major choral works as well as in other special concerts. Highlights of recent concert engagements, include George Frideric Handel's Messiah (Fort Street Chorale), G.F. Handel's Solomon (Eastman-Rochester Chorus), Camille Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noel (WSO), Mozart's Requiem (Vivificus Ensemble), Haydn's Harmonie Messe (Eastman-Rochester Chorus), Robert Schumann's Requiem (California Music Festival), Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass (Hobart and Williams Smith College).

Pablo Bustos has been an ensemble member of the Eastman Opera Theatre and a featured singer with Eastman's Collegium Musicum. He is a regular soloist for the Rochester Bach Festival's monthly Bach Cantata Series. In 2005 fall he was featured soloist in a concert including J.S. Bach's demanding tenor cantata Icharmer mensch, ich Sunden knecht BWV 55 as well as G.F. Handel operatic arias. Upcoming engagements the Evangelist for J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) with the Publick Musick (November 2005), G.F. Handel's Messiah with the Fort Street Chorale in Detroit, Michigan and Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass with the West Shore Symphony in Muskegon, Michigan.

Highlights of 2005-2006 seasonís concert engagements, Evangelist for J.S. Bachís St. John Passion (BWV 245) (Eastman School of Music), Mozartís Great Mass in C minor (Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra), J.S. Bachís Cantatas BWV 45, BWV 62, and BWV 140 (The Publick Musick), G.F. Handelís Messiah (Fort Street Chorale and Orchestra) and Evangelist and Arias for J.S. Bachís Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) (Windsor Symphony Orchestra). Upcoming performances this season include: Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass (Westshore Symphony), Arias for J.S. Bachís St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) (Jacksonville, Florida) and Mozartís Great Mass in C minor (Fort Street Chorale and Orchestra).

Pablo Bustos made his operatic debut singing the role of Damon opposite Metropolitan Opera tenor John McVeigh and Metropolitan Opera soprano Jennifer Aylmer, in semi-staged performances of G.F. Handel's Acis and Galatea with the Detroit Oratorio Society (Spring 2001). He has performed highlights from Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance (Frederic) under the auspices of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2004, he appeared in the San Francisco Bay Area singing performances of G.F. Handel's Alcina in the role of Oronte with the California Music Festival. Eastman Opera Theatre credits include: Tenor 5 in Conrad Sousa's Transformations, Fosca's Father in Sondheim's Passion, Don Narciso in Rossini's Il Turco in Italia, Lysander in Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sondheimís Sweeney Todd, (Pirelli), Little Bat McLean in Carlisle Floydís Susannah, and Emperor Nerone in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea. He was featured singing the role of Gavust in concert performances Johann Mattheson's Boris Goudenow with Eastman's Collegium Musicum under the direction of Paul O'Dette. Recent operatic engagements include his debut with Opera Theatre of Weston in the role of the Snake in Rachel Portmanís opera The Little Prince. He returns to Opera Theatre of Weston in performances of Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor (August 2006) and Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortileges (January 2007).

Source: Geneva Concerts Website; The Artist (February 2006)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2006), Pablo Bustos (February 2006)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works






BWV 211 [under the name of soprano Susan Hochmiller]

Hans-Michael Beuerle


BWV 140, BWV 214

Ryan M. Brown


BWV 139

David Chin


Video: BWV 17, BWV 45, BWV 75, BWV 81, BWV 117, BWV 164, BWV 180
Video (2016):
BWV 21
BWV 245 [Evangelist]

Thomas Folan


BWV 45, BWV 62, BWV 140, BWV 192, BWV 233-236

William Weinert


BWV 140, BWV 245

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