Biography

David Murray’s rich baritone voice, dramatic presence, and versatility as a performer has brought him acclaim from critics and audiences throughout the world. David began his professional operatic career in 1986 singing the role of Fiorello in Rossini’s Il Barbieri di Sivilia with Boston Lyric Opera. He has since gone on to sing the title role of Figaro (in the same opera) more than 25 times in the US, Canada and Europe. Other notable and often performed roles include Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata, Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Eisenstein and Dr. Falke in J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus.

Equally at home on the concert stage, David has performed with the Boston Pops, Keith Lockhart and John Williams conducting, The Handel & Haydn Society, The Tokyo Philharmonic, The Telemann Orchestra of Japan, The New Japan Philharmonic, The Boston Academy of Music (Opera Boston), Theatre Lyrique d’Europe, Chorus proMusica, Boston Lyric Opera, Back Bay Chorale, as well as leading roles with Lake George Opera, Central City Opera, Eugene Opera, and Connecticut Concert Opera.

Recent engagements include Soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Bach’s B minor Mass with the Annapolis Chorale, as well as Michele in Puccini’s Il Tabarro, Gianni in Gianni Schicchi, Don Alfonzo in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte with the Baltimore Concert Opera, and Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra at MIT.

David has recorded for the Koch, New Albion, Titanic and CRI record labels.