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

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Papageno in “The Magic Flute”

November 26th, 2013

Baritone David Pershall’s bird man, Pagageno, stole every comic scene he was in, aided considerably by the company’s spruced-up English language libretto which, in the spoken scenes, allowed him to ham it up like a night club comedian, an opportunity he never failed to exploit. An added plus: his fine, strong baritone and amusingly effective phrasing demonstrated his considerable vocal skill set as well.”
–The Washington Times

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Manfredo in “L’amore dei tre re”

August 12th, 2013

Voix des Arts
“American baritone David Pershall discloses a vibrant, ringing voice in his performance of Manfredo.”

“Montemezzi gave Manfredo impassioned, pained music that demands both nobility and raw emotion. The rôle receives from Mr. Pershall a performance of tremendous strength.”

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Roucher in “Andrea Chenier” with Alagna & OONY at Avery Fisher

March 13th, 2013
“David Pershall’s performance of Roucher deserves a special comment, he’s a singer that honestly sings, with elegant phrasing and a promising future.”
– Horacio Tomalino

Opera News
“David Pershall turned in fine vocalism as Roucher.”

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Opera News – Sound Bites

February 5th, 2013

David Pershall dispatches his smooth, evenly produced lyric baritone with elegance and style, but there’s something else underneath it — a certain bite and gravitas that pull in the listener immediately. It’s a combination that makes him ideal for French repertoire, as he demonstrated at the 2011 winners concert of the Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition. His masterly performance of Hamlet’s “O vin, dissipe la tristesse” was one of the evening’s […]

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Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de perles at Virginia Opera

October 2nd, 2012

“David Pershall commanded attention as Zurga… his phrasing bristled with expressive nuance. The baritone also proved to be a very persuasive actor, especially in the emotional heat of the last act.”
–Opera News

“As Zurga, the man elected tribal chief in the opera’s opening scene, baritone David Pershall radiated vocal confidence and decisiveness […]

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