David Murray

David Murray

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«Rossini: La Cenerentola (Opera New England – Mark Kroll, cond.) “The best of the singers was David Murray as Dandini; he’s also a resourceful actor whose impersonation of a spaced-out Prince Charming was very amusing.”»
THE BOSTON GLOBE (2017)
«Verdi: La Traviata (Opera!Lenawee, Adrain, MI – David Katz, cond.) “David Murray’s wonderfully supple portrayal of Germont made one wish the second act would go on for ever. The Boston-based baritone has a seamless, beautifully tempered sound, the voice deeply anchored in the lowest register, allowing for an effortless radience up above. This is a voice well trained and well cared for, destined for a big career.”»
BLADE, TOLEDO, OH (2017)
«Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Newton Symphony, Newton, MA – Jeffrey Rink, cond.) “Baritone David Murray was a solid tower of strength as the conscience-stricken US Consul Sharpless; what a good singer and crafty actor he is.”»
THE BOSTON GLOBE (2017)
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaDon Bartolo
2016Donizetti: Don PasqualeDon Pasquale
2014Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2014Puccini: ToscaBaron Scarpia
2012Puccini: Gianni SchicchiGianni Schicchi
2012Puccini: Il tabarroMichele
2002Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRenato (count Anckarström)
1996Verdi: La Forza del DestinoDon Carlo Di Vargas
1995Strauss J.: Die FledermausGabriel Von Eisenstein
1994Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro

Bio

David Murray’s rich baritone voice, dramatic presence, and versatility as a performer has brought him acclaim from critics and audiences throughout the world. David began his professional operatic career in 1986 singing the role of Fiorello in Rossini’s IlBarbieri di Sivilia with Boston Lyric Opera. He has since gone on to sing the title role ofFigaro (in the same opera) more than 25 times in the US, Canada and Europe. Other notable and often performed roles include Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata, Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Eisenstein and Dr. Falke in J. Strauss’ DieFledermaus. Equally at home on the concert stage, David has performed with the Boston Pops, Keith Lockhart and John Williams conducting, The Handel & Haydn Society, The Tokyo Philharmonic, The Telemann Orchestra of Japan, The New Japan Philharmonic, The Boston Academy of Music (Opera Boston), Theatre Lyrique d’Europe, Chorus proMusica, Boston Lyric Opera, Back Bay Chorale, as well as leading roles with Lake George Opera, Central City Opera, Eugene Opera, and Baltimore Concert Opera. Recent engagements include the title role in Donizetti's Don Pasquale with Light Opera of New Jersey, Soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bach’s B minor Mass, andBeethoven's 9th Symphony with the Annapolis Chorale, as well as Germont in Verdi's La Traviata, Michele in Puccini’s Il Tabarro, Gianni in Gianni Schicchi, Don Alfonzo inMozart’s Cosi fan tutte with Baltimore Concert Opera, and Scarpia in Puccini’s Toscawith the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra at MIT.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Don Bartolo Immediately Light Opera of New Jersey 2017
Donizetti: Don Pasquale Don Pasquale Immediately Light Opera of New Jersey 2016
Verdi: La Traviata Giorgio Germont 24 hours Baltimore Concert Opera 2014
Puccini: Tosca Baron Scarpia 1 week Cambridge Symphony Orchestra 2014
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi Gianni Schicchi Immediately Baltimore Concert Opera 2012

Awards

winner - Liederkranz society (NY) competition
2017
Friedrich schorr memorial performance price in voice
2017
winner - liederkranz society (ny) competition
2017
friedrich schorr memorial performance prize in voice
2017