and Performing Artist
DAVID CANGELOSI WAS A STRONG-VOICED NOCTAMBULIST
AND POPE OF FOOLS, SINGING WITH MORE IRONY AND SEDUCTIVENESS…
(HIS) LONG HAIR AND WHITE SUIT MADE THIS ROGUE FOPPISHLY ELEGANT.
The other high-lying male role
is filled by David Cangelosi.
His voice is unusually rich and powerful…
The remarkable David Cangelosi
etched yet another vivid
and strongly sung characterization
as the goofy scientist, Spalanzani.
Chicago Classical Review
David Cangelosi gave us a vibrant,
interesting tenor as Tinca.
New York Sun
It was Cangelosi's 'Mime' who stole the show
for being so brilliantly sung
with vivid characterization.
David Cangelosi gave
his usual polished turn
as the wicked Monostatos.
and acted by David Cangelosi,
possibly the greatest 'Mime' ever.
David Cangelosi provides a gorgeously sung,
practiced ‘Mime’…a full theatrical creation.
And casting David Cangelosi in the problematic role of Monostatos was inspired. Cangelosi went to town playing up the character’s officious buffoonery, singing strongly all the while.
The supporting cast was first rate. David Cangelosi as the Blind Judge gave a stentorian hint that Justice might be rendered.
“Tenor David Cangelosi made a real human being out of the secondary character Prunier, and delivered the musically important part with panache. “
The henchman (Spoletta)...well sung by David Cangelosi (a splendid character actor).
"Nobody has ever been more effective or as amusing than David Cangelosi as Mime; he made every minute of this role a total pleasure."
All of the roles were well taken. Chief among them was the remarkable character tenor David Cangelosi as the Blind Judge. His powerful singing emphasized the Judge’s tenacity...
"Mime…brilliantly sung and acted by David Cangelosi, possibly the greatest Mime ever."
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
"The remarkable David Cangelosi dominates the show to such an extent that the opera should be renamed ‘Mime’."
“Pagliacci’s best singing of the night came from Beppe…in a sweetly sung serenade, courtesy of tenor David Cangelosi. “
Similarly, I always enjoy veteran performer American tenor David Cangelosi. In this production, he was Monostatos. Cangelosi has been around international opera long enough to telegraph “I got this” to the audience. My guess is that kind of cool has a calming effect backstage, similar to that of a veteran ballplayer sitting on the bench with the jumpy rookies. DC Metro Theater Arts