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

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Performance Highlights

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

Opera West

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

Opera News

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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

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

Opera West
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

“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

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

"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

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

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

“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 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

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

My First Dollar

November 29, 2012
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Winters in the snow belt of Cleveland, Ohio were brutally cold in the 1970’s.  They were endless, withering, and dumped several feet of snow on the ground due to the dreaded “lake-effect” conditions that haunted cities and towns that were perched along the wide, open swath of Lake Erie. At one point, the Parma City […]

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…or just a fluke???

October 10, 2012
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On Facebook and Twitter this morning, I posted that second performances are akin to “Low Sunday” in the Catholic Church. That is to say, a letdown compared to all the festivities and poignant lead up to Easter Sunday; or in a way the opening of a new opera production. Now…in no way, shape, or form […]

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Expectations and Turning Points: a COC timeline

September 19, 2012
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I am quite often asked by friends and relatives who are not in the performing arts about the process of getting a production to stage.  After all, they are the ones who only see the “final, shiny, right off the assembly line, fresh from the show-room” product that is sure to dazzle.  There is, as […]

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Cangelosi is ahead of the curve!!!

August 23, 2012
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Before having dinner with a friend last night (August 22, 2012), he handed me a copy of the August issue of Opera News. While he knows that I am not a voracious reader of most industry publications, he said “A lot of your friends are in this issue; just glance through it.”  Well, glance through […]

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World Choir Games (Cincinnati). But where are the attorneys???

July 9, 2012
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As the city of Cincinnati continues its incredible renaissance by reclaiming historic neighborhoods, redeveloping long neglected public lands, and renovating the most spectacular collection of Italianate architecture ever seen in the United States, one was struck this past week by the presence of thousands of visitors, and hundreds of choirs, as the city hosted the […]

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There ARE no recipes!!!!

June 27, 2012
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When I have friends over for a meal, and the dinner plates are readied for consumption, I am often the recipient of looks of disbelief from my guests.  “This looks amazing”, “My god David, this looks delicious”, “Oh my god, I can’t wait to start eating”…these are just of few of the predictable gasps that […]

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And then there were 5…(generations)

June 4, 2012
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The passage of time is so sneaky, we hardly note the ‘tick-tick-tock’ of life’s clock.  Then one day we awake and realize that we have grown old(er) {see: Old in San Diego, from the August 2011 blog archive}.  Sometimes it is sad, as when we realized that our childhoods were really over; and sometimes it […]

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100 years YOUNG??? (Dallas Symphony and Bruckner)

April 27, 2012
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When one tallies the affect and effect of 100 years’ time, we can clearly say “Wow; how things have changed!” as much as we can say “Wow; some things never change!”  My grandmother turns 100 this year.  She lived through two world wars, the Great Depression, enjoyed radio–but also saw the advent of television; she […]

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