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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.

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“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

“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

“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

“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.” 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

“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

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

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

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