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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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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Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor at Opera Theater of Connecticut
August 19th, 2012
Mad Lucy Murders in Clinton
“The final cherry on an already heaping sundae was the Enrico of baritone David Pershall, who was the hit here in last summer’s “Barber of Seville”. He is as handsome as it gets – more important, the legato line is effortless and devoid of hectoring. One can see why the Metropolitan Opera has added him to their roster next season”
–Town Times

“[Pershall’s] strong, flexible, baritone negotiated the killer music of this role with seeming ease (it’s not!) and a wonderful sound.”
–Darien News […]
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