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Biography

David Cangelosi has firmly established himself as an artist who combines both excellent singing with winning characterizations. He is highly acclaimed by major opera companies and symphony orchestras in the U.S. and abroad, particularly for his portrayal of Mime in Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

Additionally, Mr. Cangelosi 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.

Reviews

"David Cangelosi’s lustrous Tenor tones were conveyed with complete control as the character Mime… he obviously relished the potential of this multi-layered role...a 'tour-de–force' performance."

DC Metro Theater Arts
Opera Review: as Mime

“David Cangelosi’s Mime was vocally exactly right…moving…climbing…even doing an (impressive) series of cartwheels. “Cangelosi comes through it all, to his credit, singing well all along.”

San Francisco Examiner
Opera Review: Siegfried, San Francisco Opera

The henchman (Spoletta)...well sung by David Cangelosi (a splendid character actor).

Washington Classical Review
‘Tosca’, Washington National Opera (May 11, 2019)

"Nobody has ever been more effective or as amusing than David Cangelosi as Mime; he made every minute of this role a total pleasure."

Opera West
Opera Review: as Mime

"The remarkable David Cangelosi dominates the show to such an extent that the opera should be renamed ‘Mime’."

The Classical Review
Opera Review: as Mime

“Mime is David Cangelosi – beyond any doubt whatsoever the best acting I’ve seen anywhere in the world for this very fun – and challenging role.”

Operawarhorses.com
Opera Review: Siegfried, San Francisco Opera

"Mime…brilliantly sung and acted by David Cangelosi, possibly the greatest Mime ever."

Opera West
Opera Review: as Mime

“Tenor David Cangelosi made a real human being out of the secondary character Prunier, and delivered the musically important part with panache. “

T.J. Medrek, Boston Herald
Opera review: La Rondine, Boston Lyric Opera

“Pagliacci’s best singing of the night came from Beppe…in a sweetly sung serenade, courtesy of tenor David Cangelosi. “

William V. Madison, Opera News
Opera review: Pagliacci, Lyric Opera of Chicago

Cange's Corner

New York (Up) State-of-Mind

June 18, 2019
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I’m busy putting the finishing touches on Das Wunder der Heliane (Korngold) which will have its U.S. Premiere in August at the Bard Music Festival (‘SummerScape’) under the baton of Maestro Leon Botstein. The cast will star several colleagues/friends of mine, including Daniel Brenna (my favorite Siegfried), Nathan Berg (one of my favorite Alberich’s), and […]

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The “Opera Man” Down the Street Gives an Impromptu Lesson

May 7, 2019
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Thank you to the Kennedy Center Blog for the great article. See the original article here. A rumor was spreading among Park View’s neighborhood kids: there was an “opera man” down the street. That “opera man” is tenor David Cangelosi, who is residing in the Washington, D.C. neighborhood during his run as Spoletta in WNO’s Tosca. “ […]

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Interview with Alabama Live

March 4, 2019
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Promoting concerts can be fun, as I do every year with a regular television appearance on “Alabama Live” in Montgomery, AL. Check it out, and see what we do! Watch Vann Vocal Interview on Alabama Live>>

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The San Francisco Treat

June 28, 2018
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June 28, 2018 San Francisco was officially incorporated in 1850, well after it’s founding by Spanish colonists in 1776, and only shortly after the population explosion that erupted at the time of the Gold Rush in 1848. While becoming a city-county a few years thereafter in 1856, those “Miners, 49’rs” set into motion a modern […]

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"The Cunning Little Opener"

September 26, 2017
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September 26, 2017 As reported in ClevelandClassical.com by Mike Telin: The Cleveland Orchestra begins its landmark 100th season this week with a revival of Yuval Sharon’s critically acclaimed, made-for-Cleveland production of Leoš Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen. Franz Welser-Möst leads the Orchestra and a cast that will include Martina Janková (Vixen), Alan Held (Forrester), […]

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Let Us Return To…

August 16, 2017
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“Common Sense”, “Civil Discourse”, “Intelligent Conversation”, “Patience”, “Gentle Demeanor”, “Truth”, “Love” and “Dignity”.  The highest form of “Wisdom” is “Kindness”, and the greatest positive energy signature is “Gratitude”. Do allow yourself to be “Kind”, and do let us be “Grateful”. August 16, 2017 djc  

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Tonya Rising

April 18, 2017
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April 18, 2017 On Christmas Day in 1959, a Twilight Zone episode entitled “What You Need” appeared for the very first time on television. The episode focused upon a kind, but mysterious, elder gentleman who peddled odd items from his suitcase in traveling salesman fashion in an unnamed large city.  His power to understand ‘what […]

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Up In the Air

February 1, 2017
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February 1, 2017 For my colleagues who travel a great deal for a living, and for the many young hopefuls who desire an international career in the arts; this post is worth scanning: 2017 surely started off with a bang with the continuation of a multi-year performance/recording project with the venerable Hong Kong Philharmonic (HK […]

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