David had an international, professional opera career for 17 years singing at such venues as The Met (opposite Renée Fleming), NYCO, Washington National Opera, LA Opera, Santa Fe Opera, ENO (London, UK), Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich, Germany), and the Salle Pleyel (Paris, France). For more information about David, visit his website at
He’s in his 2nd year of the MA/MBA Arts Administration degree program at CCM, and he hopes to become a General Director of an opera company.
David recently recorded a new CD with Australian mezzo-soprano Fiona Campbell in Sydney, Australia. The CD, Baroque Duets is available on iTunes & Amazon.com. To check out recent reviews for the CD, and learn more about Vexations Recording Company, click on this link - Vexations/CD Reviews.
Follow the link above to the Metropolitan Opera National Council Ohio District page.
The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for 2011/2012 will be held at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music on October 22, 2011 at 10 AM in Werner Recital Hall. The Judges for the Audition will be announced in early June. The Regional Auditions will once again be held in Chicago at the Music Institute on Sunday November 6. They are planning to broadcast the Regional Auditions on WFMT in Chicago. Details for 2011/2012 will be posted later this summer at:
This year the National Council is planning to make it easier for singers to register on-line.
This past weekend a number of talented singers competed in the Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Auditions for Southern Ohio here at CCM. CCM Opera is proud to announce two of its singers have advanced to the next round. Congratulations to soprano Xi Wang & mezzo-soprano Audrey Walstrom. Amongst a very stiff competition they were singled out by the judges and now move on to the Central Region Finals in Chicago. Also receiving accolades was mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel who was given an encouragement award by the judges.
MONC is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers. Many of the world’s foremost singers including Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Ben Heppner, Jessye Norman, Samuel Ramey, Frederica von Stade, Deborah Voigt and Dolora Zajick have received awards from the National Council. Annually, approximately 100 former auditioners appear in Metropolitan Opera productions.