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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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Global acclaim for Belcore in “L’elisir d’amore”
February 10th, 2015

The American Baritone David Pershall gains global acclaim for his “excellent” and “truly comedic” rendition of Belcore which he performed with “impeccable technique” and “mellifluous tone” in his house debuts at the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera) and Minnesota Opera.

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Voix des Arts: Best Artists of 2014
December 31st, 2014

David has been named as one of Voix des Arts: Best Artists of 2014 along with Sarah Connolly, Ann Hallenberg, Heidi Melton, Michael Fabiano, and Steven LaBrie.

“Those who lament the current state of Verdi baritone singing are certain to not yet have heard American baritone David Pershall…”

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Nottingham in “Roberto Devereux” with OONY at Carnegie Hall
November 23rd, 2014

Praised as “passionate and resonant” in The New York Times and as “the surprise star of the opera” in Super Conductor for his premiere as Nottingham in “Roberto Devereux” at Carnegie Hall with Opera Orchestra New York.

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Count di Luna in “Il Trovatore” at Sarasota Opera
February 10th, 2014

The critics proclaim Pershall as “perfection”, “regal”, “vocally resplendent”, and “the evening’s clear highlight” in his role debut as Count di Luna in Il Trovatore at Sarasota Opera.

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Acclaim for Enrico in “Lucia di Lammermoor”
December 19th, 2013

“A dark and dangerous Enrico, with a rich baritone thanks to a dynamic David Pershall”
He “demonstrated a virile baritone of impressive size and resonance.”
“He is as handsome as it gets – more important, the legato line is effortless and devoid of hectoring”
“[Pershall] also gave the most chilling moment of the production, when he laid down the law to Lucia, with as nasty a snarl as imaginable. It raised the hair on your arms.”

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