IlluminArts, Miami’s Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music Series, is thrilled to announce the upcoming February 7, 2016 performance of Metropolitan Opera tenor, David Portillo at the MDC Museum of Art + Design at The Freedom Tower in downtown Miami. IlluminArts collaborates with museums and galleries around Miami to present programs of music inspired by visual art. Accompanied by celebrated pianist and conductor, Gregory Ritchey, Mr. Portillo will present a program of Spanish Song to highlight the exhibition of artists Steven and William Ladd at the MDC Museum of Art + Design. Praised by Opera News for “high notes with ease, singing with a luxuriant warm glow that seduced the ear,” American tenor David Portillo has established himself as one of the leading artists of his generation. In addition to his Metropolitan Opera debut in December 2015, David has also sung leading roles with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Festival Aix-en-Provence and the Vienna State Opera, among many others. A versatile musician on the podium and at the keyboard, Conductor and Pianist, Gregory Ritchey has held positions with prestigious companies both in the US and internationally including the Wexford Opera Festival, Palm Beach Opera, the Amalfi Coast Music Festival and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Mr. Ritchey is a graduate of the prestigious Julliard School of Music.