Audio and Video

Audio:

La Rondine, Boston Lyric Opera radio interview:

This interview actually took place live, between Acts II and III of a broadcast performance of Puccini’s La Rondine as performed in February/March of 2003 with the Boston Lyric Opera.  With the famed Stephen Lord conducting a production that was directed by the late, great Colin Graham; it surely did not displease the sold out crowds that attended.  In a large print interview I did with Opera News the following year, F. Paul Driscoll made specific mention in his article, as well as during our interview, about the “dazzling effect” that was created throughout this production, having seen it himself.  I recall having to change quickly into my Act III costume, and sprint to the broadcast booth, which was at the back of the theater and up three flights of stairs…..of course!!!

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WFMT Radio Interview:

I met Louise Frank from WFMT radio Chicago, after one of my performances of Siegfried in 2004/2005.  She was extremely pleasant and professional, and insisted that we must do a radio interview together….to which I happily agreed.  It is a very nice overall profile, with some rehash questioning that generally happens when one gets interviewed.  However, there is much you haven’t heard that is contained in this interview; so I hope you enjoy it along with the musical selections it contains!!!

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KVAC Radio Interview – Fairbanks Alaska (Part 1 and 2):
While doing a concert tour, masterclass, and teaching stint in Alaska (August/September 2009), I took time to promote the concerts with a very nice interview on NPR.  Along with my stalwart accompanist and collaborator, Marge Adler, we reminisced about how we met and how we came to do such a tour in the great state of Alaska.  It remains to this day, among the very best of my experiences on the concert stage.  The local folks in Alaska love it when they are visited by artists from “the lower 48″.  Our final concert in Denali/Healy was stupendous; as the entire town showed up!!  Folks were left standing on stairs and in the aisles as we performed with the entire Denali National Park as our backdrop.  Definitely the most dramatic setting I have ever had!!!

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Turandot, Act II, scene I:
While I have done Turandot a number of times, I think the production that I did in Santa Fe was the most fun.  These are the photos you will see as you listen to the excerpt (See photo gallery for full description.)  The actual audio excerpt is from a broadcast performance with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2007.  My good friends and colleagues Quinn Kelsey (Ping) and Scott Ramsey (Pong) round out our trio from Act II, scene I; and represents one of the very best scenes and music in the entire opera.

Scenes from the Ring

Scenes from The Ring, EMI Classics -The Sword Forging scene from Siegfried, with Placido Domingo as Siegfried:

Recorded in London on a brutally hot summer day.  The recording facility had to be moved from the legendary Beatles’ recording studio to outside of London proper.  The former “Town Hall” had no air conditioning, the anvil in the orchestra was too small, the recording session was very long–8 hours overall, and was the most exhaustive singing experience that I have ever had.  With bits and pieces of this marathon session finally put together into a cohesive whole, made me forever grateful to recording engineers.  The great Placido Domingo and I were covered from head-to-toe with sweat when it was finally finished.  It was a dream of mine fulfilled to actually have my parents there to see what was surely an historic moment in my humble (I think) career!  {See Archive Photo Gallery for some pix (from a distance) of this event}

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David Cangelosi – Tanzmeister’s Aria, from Ariadne auf Naxos
From early on in my career; a recording from a live broadcast of Ariadne auf Naxos, Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1998.  Wonderful production by Robert Perdziola, conducted by Robert Spano.

Act One Duet, Jaquino and Marzelline, Fidelio
The Cincinnati Symphony has a litany of legendary conductors that have graced its podium over many decades, and when I sang Jaquino for a concert version of Fidelio in 2003 I was very happy to work with another of its fine leaders, Paavo Jarvi.  A proud Estonian, he regaled me in conversation about places to go and things to see should I ever visit.  The opening duet between Jaquino and Marzelline is Mozartian in its style, but ultimately it is Beethoven through and through.  When I get a bit cynical over the power of opera to transform, it is always Fidelio to which I turn for “re-inspiration”!

Spoletta’s Act II monologue, Tosca
Recorded in London at EMI Classics studio, the CD was to become the soundtrack for the movie Tosca directed by Benoit Jacquot, and starred Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna.  The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2001.  I was surprised to discover that I was the only American who was working on the project.  Despite the backstage gossip that one regularly hears about Gheorghiu and Alagna, I can say from firsthand personal experience that they were then, and continue to be, two of the warmest and most personable people I have ever met in the industry.

Andrea Chenier, Metropolitan Opera Saturday After Radio Broadcast; Act III Recitative preceding aria, Incredibile.  (Gerard, Mark Delavan)

Andrea Chenier, Metropolitan Opera Saturday After Radio Broadcast; Incredibile’s Act III aria, Donnina Innamorata.
L’Incredibile tries to convince Gerard (Mark Delavan) to not get too enamored with females, or their hearts, as it will only lead to trouble.

Andrea Chenier, Metropolitan Opera, Saturday Afternoon Radio Broadcast– Incredibile Act II recitative.
The character of Incredibile is one of mystery, subversion, and disruption.  Here is a brief excerpt of an Act II recitative that captures his essence.

Le Nozze di Figaro, Metropolitan Opera Saturday Afternoon Broadcast, 2006
The “lickity-split” recitative between Basilio and Susanna that precedes the famous Basilio/Susanna/ Count Almaviva trio.  (Susanna, Andrea Rost, Count Almaviva, Peter Mattei)

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Le Nozze di Figaro, Metropolitan Opera Saturday Afternoon Broadcast, 2006
Act I trio, Basilio/Susannah/Count Almaviva  (Susanna, Andrea Rost, Count Almaviva, Peter Mattei)

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David Cangelosi as The Magician, The Consul (Menotti)
Nika Magadoff (The Magician) tries to charm and dazzle the Secretary in Gian Carlo Menotti’s, The Consul

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David Cangelosi as The Magician, The Consul (Menotti)
Nika Magadoff (The Magician) tries to charm and dazzle the Secretary in Gian Carlo Menotti’s, The Consul

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Il Tabarro, Metropolitan Opera, Live HD moviecast/Saturday Afternoon Radio Broadcast, 2007
James Levine conducting Puccini’s Il Trittico.  This is a very brief excerpt of my singing the role of Tinca.  With bottle of liquor in hand, I sing the praises of drinking!

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Video:

David Cangelosi, In Concert–Pecche

Non-professional video taken from a concert in 2006, Cleveland Ohio.  (Marge Adler, accompanist/arranger)

David Cangelosi – In Concert–Vainement ma bien aimee
Non-professional video taken from a concert in 2006, Cleveland Ohio.  (Marge Adler, accompanist)

David Cangelosi – In Concert–Nothing More Than This (Candide)
Non-professional video taken from a concert in 2006, Cleveland Ohio.  (Marge Adler, accompanist)

David Cangelosi – In Concert–Lydia
Non-professional video taken from a concert in 2006, Cleveland Ohio.  (Marge Adler, accompanist)

David Cangelosi – In Concert–If Ever I Would Leave You
Non-professional video taken from a concert in 2006, Cleveland Ohio.  (Marge Adler, accompanist/arranger)

David Cangelosi – In Concert–Some Enchanted Evening
Non-professional video taken from a concert in 2006, Cleveland Ohio.  (Marge Adler, accompanist/arranger)

David Cangelosi – In Concert–Danny Boy/Bring Him Home
Non-professional video taken from a concert in 2006, Cleveland Ohio.  (Marge Adler, accompanist/arranger)

David Cangelosi – First Baptist Church (Montgomery, Alabama)
This clip was from an early morning (8:30 a.m.) televised service.  Hence, the low key for singing these hymn tunes.  (The Call, Five Mystical Songs)

David Cangelosi – First Baptist Church (Montgomery, Alabama)
This clip was from an early morning (8:30 a.m.) televised service.  Hence, the low key for singing these hymn tunes.  (Hymn medley, arr. Marge Adler)



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