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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 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

"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

“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 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

"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)

Cange's Corner

Up In the Air

February 1, 2017
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February 1, 2017 For my colleagues who travel a great deal for a living, and for the many young hopefuls who desire an international career in the arts; this post is worth scanning: 2017 surely started off with a bang with the continuation of a multi-year performance/recording project with the venerable Hong Kong Philharmonic (HK […]

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Freaky Forethought (plus a salute to the country's women)

November 14, 2016
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On October 12, 2016, I posted to my blog the script you will see below.  I did it for fun because it’s essence hit me one day while I was taking a long jog.  It turns out that I was right on the mark!  But I also follow up with some words to the wonderful […]

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Is Trump a modern day 'Loge'??

October 12, 2016
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October 12, 2016 Politics can surely be as entertaining as it is enraging, and 2016 has proven to be an exceptional year for both. But putting basic politics aside; I believe I have stumbled on a great example of ‘Life Imitating Art’ for the modern era.  When Richard Wagner wrote his epic ‘Ring Cycle’, he […]

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Twenty years? Really??

September 6, 2016
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September 6, 2016 Many years ago I recall reading an article about the legendary Baritone Sherrill Milnes when he noted that his time with Boris Goldovsky’s Opera Theater was when things really started happening…but he had by then already been thoroughly participating in the operatic art form.  As I think back, I can also pinpoint […]

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Countdown Ring

April 1, 2016
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April 1, 2016 With an historic ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen‘ just one month from opening at the prestigious Washington National Opera, I am both tired and excited. Rehearsals have been intense, compressed, and thrilling. Immediately post ‘Ring’ performances here in our nation’s Capital; I will head to Boston with two of my D.C. colleagues to […]

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From Vann to Wagner

February 19, 2016
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February 19, 2016 With the 9th anniversary of the Vann Vocal Institute in Montgomery AL now storied history; I look ahead to the stunning Washington National Opera production of Francesca Zambello’s ‘American’ Ring Cycle.  To move from “Vann to Wagner” in one fell-swoop may be a bit jarring but, with any luck at all, we […]

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H.G.O.

October 12, 2015
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October 12, 2015 Many years ago when I made a dedicated decision to leave the ‘night-club/showroom/supper-club’ industry, and embark upon a career in opera, I had a goal in mind: Make a debut at the ‘Big Four’ by the age of 35 (I was 28/29 years old at the time).  The so-called ‘Big Four’ consisted […]

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"So what happens now?" "Where am I going to?"

July 9, 2015
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I spoke to a colleague the other night about my first Equity job… the one that got me that ever prized ‘union card’ when so many of us were looking for a break in show-business. It was 1985, and I didn’t attend my college graduation in order to be in Brunswick, Maine to start rehearsals […]

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