David McFerrin, baritone
Praised by The New York Times for his “appealingly textured sound”, baritone David McFerrin is achieving critical acclaim in a wide variety of repertoire. This season he is a featured Emerging Artist with Boston Lyric Opera, singing Yamadori in Madama Butterfly and one of the Triplets in the U.S. premiere of James MacMillian’s Clemency. Other upcoming engagements include reprise performances of Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas with Seraphic Fire in Miami, and the Elder Son in Britten’s The Prodigal Son with Intermezzo Opera. He has sung previously with Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Boston, Sarasota Opera, Boston Midsummer Opera and the Rossini Festival in Wildbad, Germany. Roles include Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti and Taddeo in L’Italiana in Algeri.
Mr. McFerrin’s concert engagements have ranged from Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice to the music of Cole Porter with the Boston Pops. He has appeared as a soloist in Carnegie Hall with Maestro Gustavo Dudamel and the Israel Philharmonic, and with the Cleveland Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony and San Antonio Symphony. In recital, he has sung at the at the Marlboro Music Festival, the Caramoor Festival, New York Festival of Song, the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival, and as a Marc and Eva Stern Fellow at SongFest in California. He currently resides in Boston, where, in addition to his solo engagements, he sings with the Handel and Haydn Society and the Blue Heron Renaissance Choir, and serves as the Bass Section Leader for the choirs at Trinity Church.