David 2013

Hailed for his “voice of seductive beauty” (Miami Herald), baritone David McFerrin has won critical acclaim in a variety of repertoire. His opera credits include Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, the Rossini Festival in Germany, and numerous appearances with Boston Lyric Opera and other local companies. As concert soloist he has sung with the Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Handel and Haydn Society, Apollo’s Fire, and Boston Pops. He was runner-up in the Oratorio Society of New York’s 2016 Lyndon Woodside Solo Competition, the premier US contest for this repertoire. He has performed chamber music and in recital at the Caramoor, Ravinia, and Marlboro Festivals. Last season he sang the roles of Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Handel & Haydn Society and Junius in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia with Boston Lyric Opera, and made his debuts with Odyssey Opera and Boston Early Music Festival. Upcoming highlights include productions of Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Gregory Spears’s Fellow Travelers with Boston Lyric Opera, and various programs with Blue Heron, with whom he has performed regularly since 2011.