David Ross Coughanour II

David Ross Coughanour II

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«"...masterful in his singing and acting..."»
http://indianapublicmedia.org/arts/la-boheme/ (2016)
2016Bizet: CarmenZuniga
2013Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno

Bio

Ross Coughanour is a Baritone from Santaquin, UT. He has a Master’s degree in vocal performance from Indiana University, and a bachelor’s degree from BYU. Ross has performed such roles as Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflote, Ben in Menotti's The Telephone, Guglielmo in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Dr. Stone in Menotti's Help! Help! The Globolinks!, Somarone and Leonato in Berlioz's Beatrice et Benedict, and the Duke of Plazatoro in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers. At Indiana University, he has featured as Mang Ong in the world premiere of P.Q. Phan’s The Tale Of Lady Thi Kinh, Marcello in Puccini's La Boheme, Melisso in Handel's Alcina, the Pirate King in Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, and Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen. Outside of school, Ross played the Marquiz in Verdi's La Traviata with the Utah Lyric Opera, Uncle Bonze in Puccini's Madama Butterfly with the Utah Lyric Opera, Marcello in Traverse City’s La Boheme with MET bass Keith Miller, Zuniga in Bizet's Carmen with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Guglielmo in Mozert's Cosi Fan Tutte with AMF Opera. He will appear as Papageno in Rimrock Opera's production of Die Zauberflote in February 2017. He was also a regional finalist in the MET competition in Chicago. Ross currently lives in Springville, UT with his wife and three children.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bizet: Carmen Zuniga 1 week Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (Indianapolis) 2016
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Papageno 1 week Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2013

Awards

BYU Singer of the year
2016
Oquirrh Mountain Symphony Competition
2016
Utah Valley Symphony young artist
2016