David Cangelosi Artist/Program Director

David Cangelosi – Vann Vocal Institute Artistic/Program Director

David Cangelosi made his Metropolitan Opera début in 2004 as Mime in Das Rheingold under the musical direction of legendary conductor James Levine; and has returned to the MET in multiple roles over the past eighteen years. He has performed his signature role of Mime with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Opéra de Montreal, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he performed Mime in Das Rheingold and Siegfried with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, both of which were recorded on Naxos and conducted by Jaap van Zweden of the New York Philharmonic. A pandemic shortened 2020/2021 season would have found Cangelosi in his role debut of Loge in Das Rheingold at the famed Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. Upcoming engagements include a special presentation of Siegfried with Juneau Lyric Opera, a role debut of Eisenstein in a new production of Die Fledermaus for Western Plains Opera, a role debut of Edrisi for Chicago Opera Theater’s production of King Roger in late 2022, and a return to the Metropolitan Opera roster in early 2023. He recently completed a 2022 holiday run of the Magic Flute with the Metropolitan Opera, a multi-media production of Cunning Little Vixen with the Cleveland Orchestra in Cleveland and toured Vienna and Luxembourg with the same. David recently sang two highly acclaimed U.S. Premieres: Martinû’s Juliette: Key to Dreams at Carnegie Hall and Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane at Bard Music Festival with the American Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leon Botstein. He returned to Washington National Opera for Magic Flute and Boris Godunov in 2019/2020, and Western Plains Opera for Hansel and Gretel in early 2020. Mr. Cangelosi sang his role debut of Shuisky in Boris Godunov with the Dallas Opera and has returned to the company for Moby Dick and Madame Butterfly. Additionally, he has sung 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 serves as Distinguished Artist in Residence at Huntingdon College and is Artistic/Program Director of the Vann Vocal Institute, both in Montgomery Alabama.