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David Cangelosi

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.

Opera News

The other high-lying male role is filled by David Cangelosi. His voice is unusually rich and powerful…

Theater Jones

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 nearly stole the show for being so brilliantly sung with vivid characterization.

Opéra Fantastique

David Cangelosi gave his usual polished turn as the wicked Monostatos.

Musical America

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

Opera West

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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 dwarf Mime (brilliantly sung and acted by David Cangelosi, possibly the greatest Mime ever) is living with his ‘adopted son’, Siegfried, in the shell of a small trailer.”…”Nobody has ever been more effective or as amusing than David Cangelosi as Mime; he made every minute of this often annoying role a total pleasure.”

Opera Review: Siegfried (Cycle II), San Francisco Opera
Opera West

“I was impressed with the energy and physicality of David Cangelosi as the four servants as well. Cangelosi stole the whole show.”

Opera Review: The Tales of Hoffmann, Santa Fe Opera
Out West Arts

“As the First Jew, David Cangelosi revealed vocal resources superior to those of most character tenors.”

Concert review: Salome, Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood
Richard Dyer, Boston Globe

Cange's Corner


Swift-enstein or Franken-Swift?

By David Cangelosi | October 16, 2023

Over the past few months, I have been lucky enough to enjoy several theatrically oriented Chicago events in between my own performance and teaching obligations. Included among these are: Bravo Broadway (Grant Park Music Festival) Clouds in My Coffee (Ravinia Festival) South Shore Dance Company (Auditorium Theater), To Kill a Mockingbird (CIBC Theater), Chicago Sound […]

The Highest of Compliments

By David Cangelosi | January 1, 2022

It is sometimes hard to know–in a full sense–what kind of impact you make as an artist on your audiences and critics; and while feedback from one’s colleagues is often immediate…and generous…sometimes you are blown away by learning (several years later) just how you may have inspired a rising star. Case in point: In a […]

Vann Vocal Promo II

By David Cangelosi | March 10, 2020


Vann Vocal Promo!

By David Cangelosi | March 10, 2020


A Witch of a Time

By David Cangelosi | January 23, 2020

Gotta love a good story regarding one’s love of the craft. Click on the link and read all about it! https://www.minotdailynews.com/life/arts-entertainment/2020/01/cangelosi-shares-his-love-for-opera/

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

By David Cangelosi | October 20, 2019

In 1966, or 1970–depending upon which release date you choose–music lovers of a certain age will remember a tuneful little song with a simple message. That message being: “Just enjoy the moment”.  (In this particular case, the ‘morning time’ specifically…but we can broaden that inspiration to encompass the entire day as far as I am […]

New York (Up) State-of-Mind

By David Cangelosi | 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 […]

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

By David Cangelosi | May 7, 2019

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. “ […]

Interview with Alabama Live

By David Cangelosi | 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>>

The San Francisco Treat

By David Cangelosi | June 28, 2018

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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