Reviews

“As with any opera, however, Wagner’s music is ultimately about singing, and Lyric Opera of Chicago has a cast that moves from strength to strength. Tenor David Cangelosi, a former member of Lyric’s Center for American Artists, sings Mime for the first time onstage. (He) was another discovery, though Lyric audiences know him well from numerous roles over the past eight seasons, including Tobias Ragg in “Sweeney Todd” and Little Bat in “Susannah.” His Mime, however, was a marvel of nuance and vocal color. In Act I’s talky encounters with Wotan and Siegfried, he was spellbinding as he combined wily wit and vocal power in a portrait without a trace of screechy whining or over-the-top cringing. “

Wynne Delacoma, Chicago Sun Times
Opera review: Siegfried, Lyric Opera of Chicago
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“David Cangelosi’s Mime, acted with great, spidery athleticism, was a refreshingly musical change from the character tenors who whine and bark and do everything but sing the role; Cangelosi did sing it, and beautifully so. “

John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
Opera review: Siegfried, Lyric Opera of Chicago
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“Domingo receives stellar support…perhaps most impressively from American tenor David Cangelosi as Mime. For its next “Ring” Cycle coming up in 2005, let’s hope that Lyric (Opera of Chicago) books Cangelosi. “

Laura Emerick, Chicago Sun-Times
CD review of Domingo: Scenes from the Ring, EMI
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“Placido Domingo interacts well with tenor David Cangelosi’s crisply defined, sneaky Mime. “

La Scena Musicale
CD review of Domingo: Scenes from the Ring, EMI
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“Placido Domingo’s vocal partners are very well chosen: David Cangelosi (Mime), Violeta Urmana (Brunnhilde), and the celestial Forest Bird of Natalie Dessay. ”

Melinda Bargreen, Seattle Times
CD review of Domingo: Scenes from the Ring, EMI
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“David Cangelosi has developed into America’s leading character tenor… ”

Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe
Opera review: La Rondine, Boston Lyric Opera
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“Vivacious in movement and sound, tenor David Cangelosi was a personality-packed Prunier who enlivened the stage. “

Peter M. Knapp, The Patriot Ledger
Opera review: La Rondine, Boston Lyric Opera
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“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
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“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
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“David Cangelosi had the half-wit Little Bat down to cringing perfection.”

John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
Opera review: Susannah, Lyric Opera of Chicago
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“Tenor David Cangelosi added the simpleminded Tobias to the eccentric characters he’s sung at Lyric; his clear, strong voice shone in “Not While I’m Around.”

William V. Madison, Opera News
Opera review: Sweeney Todd, Lyric Opera of Chicago
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“David Cangelosi had the difficult task of transforming Tobias from a simple but not unintelligent lad to a complete madman. He was convincing on all counts as well as vocally lovely in his aria sung to Mrs. Lovett.”

Richard Covello, Opera Canada
Opera review: Sweeney Todd, Lyric Opera of Chicago
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“Only halfway through the first act did proceedings get a shot in the arm with the entrance of David Cangelosi, vibrant as always in the role of Basilio.”

Richard Covello, Opera Canada
Opera review: Le nozze di Figaro, Paris Opera (Bastille)
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“The comic king of the occasion was David Cangelosi’s Monostatos. Capering, prancing and employing every means at his disposal…Cangelosi almost succeeded in making the viewer forget the orchestra was on stage.”

Clifton J. Noble Jr., Music Writer
Concert review: Die Zauberflote, Springfield Symphony
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“As the First Jew, David Cangelosi revealed vocal resources superior to those of most character tenors.”

Richard Dyer, Boston Globe
Concert review: Salome, Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood
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“The adrenalin accelerated seamlessly into Act I where Mary Elizabeth Southworth (Marzellina) and David Cangelosi (Jaquino) dispatched their duet with charm and an undeniable indebtedness to Mozart.”

Janelle Gelfand, The Cincinnati Enquirer
Concert review: Fidelio, Cincinnati Symphony
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“Offering more personality was tenor David Cangelosi, who used his in-the-moment communicativeness to make the most of every line of his selections, including “Last Time I saw Paris” from Lady Be Good.”

Kyle MacMillan, Denver Post
Pops Concert Review: Colorado Symphony/Central City Opera
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