Vocalist - Tenor

In a growing international career, David Gordon recently appeared at Armel Opera Festival in Szeged, Hungary and at Festival d'Avignon in the Center for Contemporary Opera’s award winning production of William Mayer’s A Death in the Family. The production was conducted by Sara Jobin and directed by Róbert Alföldi, General Director of the Hungarian National Theatre. David made his New York City Opera debut as Don Luigino in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims, and has performed roles with such companies in the United States as Central City Opera and Lake George Opera Festival.    

In the 2016-17 season, Mr. Gordon debuts with Hawaii Opera Theatre as Spalanzani in Les contes d'Hoffmann, returns to the Center for Contemporary Opera in the world premiere of Nicola Moro’s Love Hurts at New York’s Symphony Space, and debuts with Trilogy: AOC as Mime in Das Rheingold and as Donald Trump in Anthony Davis’ new opera FIVE. Mr. Gordon’s recent engagements include Ruiz in Il trovatore with New Rochelle Opera (his fourth role with the company); a reading of Wild Beasts of the Bungalow (Peters/Vavrek) with the Center for Contemporary Opera; Michael in Mollicone’s Emperor Norton with New York’s Chelsea Opera; Roderigo in Otello with Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra; soloist in new music by Felsenfeld, Finberg, Mallamud, and Paterson for the “New Brew” series of New York’s Opera on Tap; Haydn’s Theresienmesse and Schubert’s Mass in G Major with Putnam Chorale; and creating the role of Dr. Fowler in Scearce and Thurber’s Falling Angel with Center for Contemporary Opera (NYC). In the summer of 2015 he sang Remendado in Carmen with New Rochelle Opera.    

Other roles performed include Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte; Pedrillo in Die Entfürung aus dem Serail; Herod in Salome; Loge in Das Rheingold; The Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia; Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Imperatore Altoum in Turandot; Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus; Tanzmeister and Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos; Elders Gleaton and Hayes in Susannah; and Buddy Sorrel in an operatic setting of an episode of the Dick Van Dyke show: The Life and Love of Joe Coogan. He has performed with Vertical Player Repertory, One World Symphony, Center City Opera Theater, Boheme Opera, American Opera Projects, Cirque Boom (as Hoffmann in an aerial adaptation of The Tales of Hoffmann), and the Ontological-Hysteric Theater (NYC), among others.    

As a concert soloist Mr. Gordon has sung Beethoven’s Mass in C, Schubert’s Magnificat, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Putnam Chorale; Mozart’s Requiem and Britten’s Saint Nicholas Mass with Rye Presbyterian Church (NY); Messiah with Boheme Opera; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Westchester Collegium; Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with Cornell Chamber Orchestra; and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Mozart Society of Harvard and Kalistos Chamber Orchestra.    

A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, David Gordon holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, where he received the Gordon K. and Harriett Greenfield Scholarship.  He is a member of the voice and opera faculty of the Precollege Division at Manhattan School of Music.  


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