Bio

Tenor David Wilson has performed in opera and concerts throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe, and has been noted for his onstage charisma and communicative abilities.

On the operatic stage, David has been seen at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, performing the role of Lucano in L’incoronazione di Poppea, and premiering the role of Doctor Higgins in Nancy van de Vate’s Where the Cross is Made with the National Opera Association. Other roles include JFK in Jackie O, Vašek in The Bartered Bride, and title roles in Handel’s Serse and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

David also has wide-ranging concert experience. His performance of Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch was hailed by the Boston Musical Intelligencer as “a treasure of a musical experience.” Other concert and recital repertoire includes Schubert’s Winterreise, Ned Rorem's Santa Fe Songs at the Boston Court Theater (Pasadena, CA), a series of concerts with the Los Angeles-based vocal quintet Vario Voci, and a Cole Porter revue, in which “[he] portrayed the title character to comic perfection.” Recent orchestral appearances include Stephen Stucky's The Stars and the Roses with new music ensemble Thornton Edge, and Benjamin Britten's Les illuminations.

David Wilson received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where he was named the outstanding graduate in Vocal Arts for 2016. While at USC, he served Head Teaching Assistant in the Vocal Arts Department. He holds degrees from New England Conservatory (M.Mus), Middlebury College (M.A. German Literature), and the University of Michigan (B.Mus). He has served as Lecturer of Music - Voice at Scripps College (Claremont, CA); Adjunct Voice Teacher at New York University; and taught voice and German lyric diction in the German for Singers program at Middlebury Summer Language Schools. He is currently a doctoral researcher in musicology at Stanford University.