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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.


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

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

"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

"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

"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

“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.”
Opera Review: Siegfried, San Francisco Opera

“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

"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

A Witch of a Time

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Gotta love a good story regarding one’s love of the craft. Click on the link and read all about it!

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June 18, 2019

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

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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"The Cunning Little Opener"

September 26, 2017

September 26, 2017 As reported in 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

“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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