David W. offers Classical Voice Lessons, Opera Voice Lessons, Singing Le...

Tutor in Saint Paul, MN 55117

Saint Paul, MN 55117


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Price starts at: $42.00

Subjects: Broadway Singing, Classical Voice, Opera Voice, Singing, Vocal Training

David W. has made numerous appearances across the country as an up-and-coming lyric tenor. Recent roles include Count Almaviva with “requisite Rossini high notes” (The Wall Street Journal) in Francesca Zambello’s new production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at The Glimmerglass Festival and Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Minnesota Opera, where David was hailed as “a true lyric tenor with strong Italianate stylings" and credited with “the sweetest singing of the evening” (Star Tribune). As the title role in Albert Herring with Union Avenue Opera, Broadway World called David “the perfect voice for this role.”

David spent two years as a member of Minnesota Opera’s prestigious Resident Artist Program. There, he sang Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Tybalt in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, and debuted the shepherd Silvio in a new production of the Lorenzo Da Ponte rarity L’arbore di Diana by Vicente Martín y Soler. Other credits as a Resident Artist include multiple world premieres including covering Larry Renault in William Bolcom’s Dinner at Eight and singing Delbert Grady in Paul Moravec’s The Shining, where Opera News described Mr. W. as “equally chilling in his casual charm and suavity.”

Mr. W. made his Glimmerglass debut as Parpignol in La bohème and sang the role of Count Alberto in Rossini’s L’occasione fa il ladro as a member of their Young Artist Program. He also covered Reverend Parris in Francesca Zambello’s staging of The Crucible, performed the tenor solo from Rossini’s Stabat Mater, and played Frederic in a scene from The Pirates of Penzance for special guest Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As a Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Mr. W. covered Matthew Gurney in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline, sang a Student in La rondine, and Belmonte in scenes from Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio with the Saint Louis Symphony. He also sang Azor in Opera for the Young’s tour of Zemire et Azor by André Grétry and both Belmonte and Ernesto with Brava! Opera Theatre in Ashland, Oregon. David sang with Cantus Vocal Ensemble for three full seasons, touring the country and the world appearing at The Kennedy Center, The Royal Opera House of Muscat Oman, NPR Tiny Desk, and A Prairie Home Companion.

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Date: August 15, 2009 – May 15, 2011
School: University of Mississippi
Degree: Masters of Music, Vocal Performance

Date: August 15, 2005 – May 15, 2009
School: Harding University
Degree: Bachelors of Music Education, Voice


Date: May 15, 2016 – August 15, 2016
Organization: Glimmerglass Festival
Title: Young Artist

Date: April 15, 2015 – June 15, 2015
Organization: Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Title: Young Artist

Date: August 15, 2015 – May 15, 2017
Organization: Minnesota Opera
Title: Resident Artist

Date: August 15, 2011 – August 15, 2014
Organization: Cantus Vocal Ensemble
Title: Singer


Date: June 15, 2009
Authority: State of Arkansas
Name: Teaching K-12
Description: Expired 2012


Language: French
Proficiency: Limited Proficiency

Language: German
Proficiency: Limited Proficiency

Language: Italian
Proficiency: Limited Proficiency

Language: Latin
Proficiency: Limited Proficiency

Language: Russian
Proficiency: Limited Proficiency


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