David Cangelosi Artist/Program Director

David Cangelosi – Vann Vocal Institute Artistic/Program Director

Since his 2004 Metropolitan Opera debut as ‘Mime’ in Das Rheingold conducted by James Levine, David Cangelosi has returned to the Met for Andrea Chenier, Il tabarro, The Tales of Hoffmann, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Le Nozze di Figaro, Madama Butterfly, and Tosca. He reprised his signature role of ‘Mime’ for San Francisco Opera’s Ring cycle in 2017-2018, Washington National Opera in 2015-2016, and completed a performance/recording project of that work with the Hong Kong Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden in January 2017. Recent and upcoming engagements include Das Rheingold with Opéra de Montréal, Tosca with Washington National Opera, Das Rheingold with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, Le Nozze di Figaro, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Moby Dick with Dallas Opera, Boris Godunov with the Anchorage Symphony, and Cunning Little Vixen with the Cleveland Orchestra in Cleveland, Vienna, and Luxembourg. Additional recent performances include his role debut as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, his company debut with Houston Grand Opera (Tosca and Eugene Onegin), Der Rosenkavalier with the Boston Symphony, Shuisky (Boris Godunov) and Monostatos (The Magic Flute) with Dallas Opera; Nick (La fanciulla del West), Spalanzani (The Tales of Hoffmann), and Spoletta with Lyric Opera of Chicago; and the Four Servants (Hoffmann) with Santa Fe Opera. Following his 2012 Canadian Opera Company debut in Tosca, he returned to COC in 2012-13 for Die Fledermaus, which he also reprised in Chicago in 2014. Additional 2014-15 performances included the Saito- Kinen Festival in Matsumoto, Japan; Salome with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and The Cunning Little Vixen with the Cleveland Orchestra. Career highlights include singing Mime (Siegfried, and ‘Ring’) with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Beppe in Il pagliacci with Plácido Domingo and Washington Opera for a “Live from the Kennedy Center” telecast; his Carnegie Hall debut with the Cleveland Orchestra as Torquemada in Ravel’s L’Heure espagnole under Pierre Boulez; Monostatos and Basilio with Paris Opera (Bastille/Garnier), and Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. Mr. Cangelosi recorded the sword-forging scene from Siegfried with Plácido Domingo for the EMI Classics CD “Domingo/Scenes from the Ring.” In 2000 he completed the CD/film project of Tosca and made his screen debut at the 2001 Venice Film Festival. David Cangelosi currently serves as the Artistic/Program Director of the Vann Vocal Institute, and Distinguished Artist in Residence at Huntingdon College, both in Montgomery, Alabama.