Bass-baritone David Neal has performed a wide range of roles in opera and musical theatre, with performances at Lake George Opera, Syracuse Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Baltimore Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Symphony Space, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Opera Ithaca, the Folger Theatre, the Kitchen Theatre, and the Society for New Music. Recent concert appearances include the bass solos in Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Handel’s Messiah, both with Symphoria, and the role of Schlendrian in Bach’s Coffee Cantata with the Jefferson Quartet. David has made numerous appearances with the Center for Contemporary Opera, including the world premiere of Michael Dellaira’s The Secret Agent, which had performances in New York City, the National Hungarian Opera in Szeged, Hungary, and the Opera-Theatre of Avignon, France. He returned to Hungary in the role of John Henry in CCO’s production of William Mayer’s A Death in the Family in Szeged. A member of the American Modern Ensemble, David has appeared with AME at the DiMenna Center, the TimesCenter, and Barge Music in New York. His schedule this spring includes two world premieres, the opera Swan’s Inlet at the National Opera Center in March, and Robert Paterson’s new song cycle Night Songs at Weill Hall / Carnegie Hall in April. Upcoming performances include the Narrator in The Passion of Bonhoeffer in June, and the role of Jud Fry in Oklahoma! with Triphammer Arts in August. His recorded performances may be heard on the Albany and AMR labels.
David is on the voice faculty at SUNY Cortland, and is the founding Artistic Director of The Arts at Grace, a community-supported series in Cortland. He lives in Groton, New York with his wife, Gailanne Mackenzie. For more information, please see www.davidnealbassbaritone.com.