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

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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

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

"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

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

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

Opera West
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

Cange's Corner

The Sitzprobe…a lost art form!

September 16, 2010
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Once upon a time, during the 20th century’s Golden Age of Singing (roughly the 1950’s and 1960’s, respectively), The Sitzprobe was a hallowed day on the operatic production schedule.  It was a day for the conductor, the singers, the chorus, and especially the orchestra, to all gather in a comfortable work atmosphere and sing through […]

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From the Santa Fe frying pan, into the New York fire!

September 1, 2010
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Seemingly as quickly as it began, the Santa Fe Opera 2010 summer season has ended.  On August 28,  the final performance of the somewhat controversial Tales of Hoffmann was rendered; an overwhelming standing ovation followed; a very nice end-of-season party was enjoyed by all (courtesy of the management); and the next day we were all […]

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Mac Davis…and a magical night at the opera??

August 25, 2010
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Among the many fine memories I have of my late brother (whose personage I rarely mention current day, since his untimely passing was over 30 year ago) was his love for a variety of music.  I recall very clearly that Mac Davis was among his favorite singers in the popular/country genre.  Actually, WIXY 1260 AM, […]

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Young Love….

August 16, 2010
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With only two weeks left before we settle the 2010 Santa Fe Opera season, there are still a few surprises for audiences, and we veterans alike, to experience–namely the two Apprentice Scene Programs, the first of which was last night (Sunday, August 15), the next of which will be next Sunday (August 22).  These fully […]

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Mid-Point, Santa Fe 2010 (Life's not worth a damn…)

August 7, 2010
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The first week of August in Santa Fe can be nerve-wracking for some singers.  “The reason”, you may ask?  “The World”, would be my answer.  The month of August, but this first full week specifically, is the point at which all the opera productions are now on-stage.  Rehearsals have ceased, and only performances remain.  Sounds […]

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Welcome to the NEW David Cangelosi.com!!!!

August 5, 2010
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After numerous requests, and after 10 years of the same boring ol’ website; it was time for the technically reserved David Cangelosi to get into the 21st century.  I have to admit that the time had most definitely come!!  So after meeting with my point person at Sanctuary Media Group for several hours–face to face, […]

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Albert Herring, Santa Fe Opera Review, July 31 2010

August 1, 2010
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The Santa Fe Opera maintained two traditions that are now synonymous with its 2010 summer season last night: The first was getting an opening night performance (of yet another new production) successfully on stage; the other was doing so amid foul weather.  As penetrating threads of lightening splintered the cryptic night skies of Santa Fe, […]

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No good deed…..

July 27, 2010
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With the ‘sting’ of the recent home invasion still smarting and annoying me, one has to believe that at one point things will balance themselves out with the universe….right??  Wrong!!!  Please read the text of an email I sent to the head of the housing department here at the Santa Fe Opera (on an unrelated […]

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