Opera Singer
and Performing Artist
David Cangelosi

Performance Highlights
Performance Highlights

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

Performance Highlights

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

Theater Jones

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The remarkable David Cangelosi
etched yet another vivid
and strongly sung characterization
as the goofy scientist, Spalanzani.

Chicago Classical Review

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David Cangelosi gave us a vibrant,
interesting tenor as Tinca.

New York Sun

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It was Cangelosi's 'Mime' who stole the show
for being so brilliantly sung
with vivid characterization.

Opéra Fantastique

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

Musical America

Performance Highlights
Performance Highlights

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

Opera West

Performance Highlights

David Cangelosi provides a gorgeously sung,
practiced ‘Mime’…a full theatrical creation.

Opera News

Performance Highlights

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

"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

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

"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

“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

"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

“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

"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

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

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

“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

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

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

Cange's Corner

Das Lied von der Erde, July 25th, Santa Fe

July 26, 2010
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After attending Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, part of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s summer season, I felt compelled to write about it…so moving was the entire event. I hesitated momentarily because I felt that perhaps I couldn’t be completely objective as I am currently working with Paul Groves in The Tales of […]

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Life is a Dream, Santa Fe Opera 2010

July 26, 2010
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Opening night of Lewis Spratlan’s Pulitzer Prize winning opera, Life is a Dream, was somewhat of a subdued affair. Unseasonably cold and wet weather loomed, as did a sense of trepidation, in my opinion, as to how the opera would be received. In a world where Nobel Prize Awards, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, a dizzying […]

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Hoffmann, Santa Fe Opera….Finally onstage!!

July 18, 2010
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Not really sure what I am seemingly complaining about in the title of this post. We rehearsed Hoffmann at the ‘Santa Fe Opera standard’ of 3 weeks or so. But it was nothing short of amazing what Christopher Alden has done in that short amount of time for such a large scale work.  And this, […]

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Santa Fe Opera, 2010: Hoffmann intrigue and shake-up!!

July 14, 2010
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Well, imagine showing up to your first orchestra dress to discover that one of the main players in your cast has decided to leave the production….after working and rehearsing for almost 4 weeks!!  Well this is exactly what happened as Gidon Saks decided he was not up to the task of singing the ‘Four Villains’ […]

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Tales of Hoffmann, 2010 Santa Fe

July 10, 2010
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The first run through of Hoffmann onstage today (July 10) was a bag of mixed emotions.  Less than 24 hours earlier I returned to the home in Santa Fe to which I was assigned, to find it had been broken into and robbed rather thoroughly.  Paul Groves wondered why I hadn’t returned to his house […]

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Santa Fe Opera, 2010

June 16, 2010
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Having just arrived a few days ago here in Santa Fe for their 2010 summer season; I am reminded of the last time that I was here…three summers ago.  At that time, I was singing the same production of The Magic Flute that I am now covering for this summer.  Opera company production scheduling can […]

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Dallas Opera, 2010: Madame Butterfly

June 6, 2010
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The past months of April and May were spent in the wonderful city of Dallas, Texas, working with the Dallas Opera.  The only thing that could have trumped the world premiere of Jake Heggy’s much touted (and rightfully so) Moby Dick, and the wonderful remount of Francesca Zambello’s Madame Butterfly was the actual continuation of […]

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Opera, Drama and the Character Tenor: An Interview with David Cangelosi

January 4, 2009
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Interview with William H. Burnett: OPERAWARHORSES.COM www.operawarhorses.com January 4th, 2009 As a reviewer of substantial numbers of operatic performances, one comes to appreciate that a truly successful performance requires much more than good singing by the singers in the lead roles. Often, a good performance becomes a great one when the opera’s storyline is enhanced […]

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