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

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

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

“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

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

Opera West
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

“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

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.

Washington Post
The Magic Flute, Washington National Opera

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

DC Metro Theater Arts
The Magic Flute, Washington National Opera

"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

“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

"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

The supporting cast was first rate. David Cangelosi as the Blind Judge gave a stentorian hint that Justice might be rendered.

ConcertoNet
Das Wunder der Heliane, Bard Music Festival

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...

Opera Canada
Das Wunder der Heliane, Bard Music Festival

Cange's Corner

Kuwaiti Holiday

February 1, 2011
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As the city of Chicago sustains the crippling “Blizzard of 2011” (replete with thunder and lightning) on this February 1st, and I watch with delight from my large bank of living room windows in this truly Windy City tonight; my mind is wandering back to the sunny mid 70 degree temperatures I was enjoying just […]

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Motorcycles, Children, and the Bursting of Bubbles….

January 23, 2011
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For the faithful readers of my blog (and I DO thank you), and for the occasional visitors to it; I thought it might be fun to post a short missive on what really goes on in the wings of the stage and, in fact, on-stage or just behind the set during a performance.  As you […]

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Acid and Angst!!

January 10, 2011
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When I was first starting off in the opera business, I remember being impressed when I heard that a fellow singer had just flown in from London, Paris, San Francisco, or New York.  So romantic it seemed; and I wondered if I would ever get the chance to be the one doing the flying….well, be […]

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Giancarlo del Monaco…is he just misunderstood???

December 3, 2010
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The last three and a half weeks here at New York’s Metropolitan Opera have been interesting, to say the least.  We have been busy staging Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, or technically speaking, “remounting” the production that was set forth some 20 years ago by sometimes “controversial” opera director Giancarlo del Monaco.  This self-proclaimed “hater […]

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When the curtain comes down…

November 10, 2010
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On October 23 2010, the first of my two contracts with the Metropolitan Opera for this season came to an end.  The second contract is scheduled to begin on November 11 (the day after my birthday).  So when the curtain comes down for the last time in the run of a show, and the next […]

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From The Tales of Hoffmann, to the Hall of Fame

October 13, 2010
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As I hit the mid-performance schedule of The Tales of Hoffmann here at the Metropolitan Opera, I find myself gratified by the large audience turnout, as well as their enthusiasm for this current cast.  By all accounts, it is considered to be a better suited group than those represented last year when this production first […]

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Flawless On Day One!!!

September 25, 2010
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This post is dedicated to the hard working administrators who are often confronted with issues that they know they must address and correct; and to their credit, eventually do.  We artists thank you! Before we arrive to our first day of rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera, we receive a very polite and professional letter of […]

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Pat who?? Pat COOPER, that's who!!!!

September 20, 2010
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As many of you know, my life in the performing arts, before settling into the operatic repertoire, was spent in the night club business:  The Catskills, The Poconos, Atlantic City, Miami Beach, and other showrooms up and down the Eastern Seaboard….when such showrooms and night clubs still existed and thrived.  Fortunately, I caught the last […]

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