Gaston Rivero was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and raised in Buenos Aires and New York.
Gaston Rivero is known for Deutsche Gramophon's Il Trovatore alongside Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and Daniel Barenboim. During the 2002-2003 season he joined the ensemble of the Baz Luhrman’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme on Broadway in New York City. Company credits include Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra at Staatsoper Berlin; Radames in Aida at Opéra National de Paris, Mario Cavaradossi at Oper Leipzig, Rodolfo in La Bohème at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Don Jose in Carmen at New National Theater Tokyo, the Singer in Der Rosenkavalier at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut at the Hungarian State Opera Budapest, Ismaele in Nabucco at Teatro Massimo di Palermo, the title role in Don Carlo at Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg, Rodolfo in Luisa Miller at Staatstheater Stuttgart, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana at Teatro Solis de Montevideo and the title role in Romeo et Juliette at the Israeli Opera Tel Aviv.
Upcoming engagements include Macduff in Macbeth at Staatsoper Berlin, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Ismaele in Nabucco at Opera de Monte Carlo, Riccardo in Un ballo in Maschera at Opera de Toulon, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at Oper Leipzig.
Gaston Rivero's career has spanned several media and arts professions including producer, composer and music consultant.