David Cangelosi Biography

David Cangelosi has firmly established himself as an artist who combines both excellent singing with winning characterizations. He is highly acclaimed by all major opera companies and symphony orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. In 2004, Mr. Cangelosi made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Mime in Das Rheingold, conducted by James Levine, and has returned in recent seasons with principal roles in Andrea Chenier, Il Tabarro, and Tales of Hoffmann. Other roles at the Metropolitan include Basilio (Marriage of Figaro), Goro (Madame Butterfly), and Spoletta (Tosca). He returned to the Met in 2012/2013 for their new production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, and will reprise his signature role of Mime for Washington National Opera’s production of The Ring in 2015/2016, and a performance/recording project of the same with the Hong Kong Philharmonic in 2015 and 2017. Cangelosi also returned to the Metropolitan Opera in 2014/2015 for performances of Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg. He looks forward to his role debut of the ‘Witch’ in Hansel and Gretel with Opera Fairbanks in the summer of 2015, his company debut with Houston Grand Opera (Tosca/Eugene Onegin) to open their 2015/2016 season, and return engagements with Dallas Opera in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Mr. Cangelosi’s recent performances include, Mime in Francesca Zambello’s internationally acclaimed “American” Ring Cycle with San Francisco Opera; Shuisky (Boris Godunov), Goro (Butterfly), and Montostatos (Magic Flute) with Dallas Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago, respectively; Nick (Fanciulla), Spalanzani (Hoffman), and Spoletta (Tosca) for the Lyric Opera Chicago; and ‘The Four Servants’ (Hoffmann) with the Santa Fe Opera. In 2012, Mr. Cangelosi made his debut with the Canadian Opera Company reprising the role of Spoletta in Tosca; and returned in 2012/2013 for performances of Die Fledermaus, which he also reprised at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2014. Additional recent performances in 2014/2015 included Salome with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Cunning Little Vixen with the Cleveland Orchestra. He was also engaged in August 2014 at the Saito-Kinen Festival in Matsumoto, Japan; and returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago for Tosca in early 2015.

A long-time veteran of Lyric Opera of Chicago, Mr. Cangelosi made his debut in Salome in 1996. Engagements with the home company have included his signature role of Mime (Siegfried 2004) (Ring Cycle 2005), Madame Butterfly, Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Zauberflöte, Carmen (Dancairo), Turandot, and Boris Godunov. Mr. Cangelosi continues this close association with roles that include Dr. Caius (Falstaff), Guillot (Manon), Goro (Madame Butterfly), Beppe (Il Pagliacci), Little Bat (Susannah), Tobias (Sweeney Todd), and Guillot (Manon). Recent productions with LOC include Die Meistersinger, Madame Butterlfy, and Tosca.

Cangelosi made his debut at the Spoleto Festival (U.S.A.) singing the roles of the Noctambulist/Pape des Fous in Louise, and performed as a featured soloist for their Intermezzi Recital Series. Recent recital/concert performances include The Montgomery Symphony, Davis Concert Hall (UAF) with Opera Fairbanks, and the PACC Concert series in Boston. Other recent performances include Pang with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Santa Fe Opera, Valzacchi with the San Francisco Opera, Dr. Caius with Los Angeles Opera, and Monostatos with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Hollywood Bowl) and Santa Fe Opera.

Career highlights include, Il Pagliacci (Beppe) with Placido Domingo and the Washington Opera (telecast on the PBS “Live from Kennedy Center” series), his Carnegie Hall debut with the Cleveland Orchestra as Torquemada in Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole (under the baton of Pierre Boulez), Monostatos and Basilio with the Paris Opera (Bastille/Garnier), and Pedrillo with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. Additionally Mr. Cangelosi recorded the Sword Forging Scene from Siegfried with Placido Domingo for the CD “Domingo/Scenes from the Ring” with EMI Classics. In 2000, he completed the CD/Film project of Tosca and made his screen debut at the 2001 Venice Film Festival.

Other engagements include, Bob Boles (Peter Grimes), Bardolpho (Falstaff), Don Juan (Don Quichotte), and Tybalt (Romeo et Juliette) for the Washington Opera; Sellem (The Rakes Progress) for San Francisco Opera; Cassio (Otello) with Nashville Opera; Goro with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, The Magician in Menotti’s The Consul with Berkshire Opera (available on CD), Jacquino (Fidelio) with the Cincinnati Symphony, Pang with the Columbus Symphony, Prunier (La Rondine) with the Boston Lyric Opera, and First Jew (Salome) with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood under Seiji Ozawa.

Mr. Cangelosi also serves as the Artistic/Program Director of the Vann Vocal Institute in Montgomery, Alabama; and actively travels the country as a recitalist, symphonic guest-artist, competition adjudicator, and Master Class instructor for aspiring vocalists.

Updated October 3, 2015




10 Comments so far

  1. Horoskop Tarot September 7th, 2010 8:17 pm


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  4. Cicely Garahan September 16th, 2010 11:08 pm

    Thank you for your post, I much enjoyed it

  5. Galen Kross October 1st, 2010 12:34 pm

    What an interesting and refreshing site. Love the blog postings, as they are very thoughtful and honest. Nice for a change!!

  6. Renee Desai October 16th, 2010 11:09 pm

    Nice full bio of you David. Love your new site!!

  7. Debra(Jurecki)Suvak October 27th, 2010 3:46 am

    Saw you on the news for Normandy High School.

    Glad to hear you are still on stage. Congratulations on a wonderful career.

    Don’t know if you visit this site but congratulations and continued success.

    Normandy Alumni “Class of 81″

  8. Debra(Jurecki)Suvak October 27th, 2010 3:47 am

    Congratulations and continued success!

  9. Jaime Melnik December 4th, 2010 5:53 pm

    Hey how are you doing? I just wanted to stop by and say that it’s been a pleasure reading your blog. I have bookmarked your website so that I can come back & read more in the future as well. plz do keep up the quality writing

  10. Ernie Parker February 26th, 2011 2:43 pm

    Looking forward to singing with you this Sunday at First Baptist Montgomery. Safe travels!

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