Read David's 'Rising Star' feature in Opera News Vol 80 No 4.

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Marcello in “La Bohème” at Salzburger Landestheater – Haus für Mozart
March 2nd, 2017

Pershall is a “magnificent Marcello” who “shows great emotions in his voice”. His “outstanding” performance “practically stole the show – both vocally and dramatically”.

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Escamillo in “Carmen” at Greensboro Opera
January 26th, 2017

Pershall delivers a “bravado-driven” performance as Escamillo. His singing “throbbed with swagger and raw masculinity”. Pershall’s “confident, ringing performance of the famous Chanson du toréro, ‘Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre,’ was unforgettable”. He is “an Escamillo worthy of the front pages of El mundo and El país.”

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Roucher in “Andrea Chenier” at San Francisco Opera
October 4th, 2016

David Pershall “made a firm & appealing sound” “singing with confidence and gusto”, and “was always a welcome presence” whose “solid bass braced Chénier’s robustness with authority as his friend Roucher.”

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Figaro in “il Barbiere di Siviglia” at Florida Grand Opera
December 13th, 2015

David Pershall “dominates every scene he enters” with a voice that is “powerful and subtle at the same time”, his “movie-star charisma” and “matchless voice” “delighted the audience all evening.” He “brought down the house, especially in the final ovation”.

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Rodrigo in “Don Carlo” at Oper Burg Gars
July 22nd, 2015

David Pershall “conquers the audience” with his “nobly timbered” voice and “swashbuckling” portrayal of Rodrigo in the new production of Don Carlo at Opera Burg Gars.

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