C. David Morrow, bass-baritone
An active performing artist throughout the United States and Canada, bass-baritone C. David Morrow has been acclaimed for the thrilling warmth of his voice and his engaging stage presence. This season Mr. Morrow sings as bass soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Oratorio Society of Queens, the title role in Salieri’s Falstaff with ‘dell Arte Opera Company, Simone in Gianni Schicchi with North Shore Music Festival, as well as Alidoro in La Cenerentola and Horace Giddens in Regina with Bronx Opera. Other recent appearances include Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro and Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring with Bronx Opera, Mephistopheles in Faust with Hudson Opera Theatre and a performance in the Artist Showcase in San Francisco. Additional engagements include the title role in The Mikado with Trouper Light Opera Company in Connecticut; Sir Berkley in Der Vampyr with Liederkranz Opera and Ferrando in Il Trovatore with MORE Opera in New York City; King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Raylynmor Opera; Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’Amore with Divaria Productions and Monterone in Rigoletto with Opera Company of the Highlands.
New works have always been a vital part of this versatile bass-baritone’s repertoire: he portrayed the great Swedish poet Gustaf Froeding in A Poet’s Life and created roles in Adam Klein’s The Leithian, The Eglantine by Sam Belich and Man: Biology of a Fall by Evan Hause. In addition, he covered the bass solos in Andrew Miller’s The Birth of Christ as part of the Rome Festival di Pasqua.
Equally at home on the musical theatre stage, Mr. Morrow’s roles include Gerard Carriere in the Yeston-Kopit Phantom, Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, Andrew MacLaren in Brigadoon and Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show with companies across North America, as well as Hong Kong, Bangkok, Malaysia and Singapore.