David Britton, Tenor           


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CONCERT REPERTOIRE (as Soloist)

J. S. BACH
St. Matthew Passion  (Evangelist & Arias)
St. John Passion  (Evangelist & Arias)
Christmas Oratorio  (Evangelist and Arias)
Magnificat
Mass in B Minor
Mass in G Major
Mass in G Minor
Easter Oratorio
Ascension Oratorio

J. S. Bach Cantatas
1 Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
2 Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein
5 Wo soll ich fliehen hin
7 Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam
8 Liebster Gott, wann werd ich sterben
9 Es ist das Heil uns kommen her
10 Meine Seele erhebt den Herren
11 Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen
13 Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen
16 Herr Gott dich loben wir
19 Es erhub sich ein Streit
20 O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort
21 Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis
22 Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe
26 Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig
28 Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende
29 Wir danken dir, Gott, Wir danken dir
31 Der Himmel Lacht! die Erde jubilieret
33 Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
36 Schwingt stille euch empor
38 Aus teifer Not schrei ich zu dir
41 Jesu, nun sei gepreiset
42 Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbaths
44 Sie werden euch in den Bann tun
55 Ich armer Mensch, ich Sundenknecht
60 O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort
63 Christen, ätzet diesen Tag
66 Erfreuet euch, ihr Herzen
73 Herr, wir du willt, so schirk's mit mir
74 Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort
75 Die Elenden sollen essen
76 Der Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes
78 Jesu, der du meine Seele
80 Ein feste Burg is unsere Gott
83 Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde
85 Ich bin ein guter Hirt
87 Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten
91 Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ
94 Was frag ich nach der Welt
95 Christus, der ist mein Leben
96 Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottessohn
97 In allen meinen Taten
99 Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan
100 Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan
101 Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott
102 Herr, deine Augen
105 Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht
106 Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit
107 Was willst du dich betrüben
109 Ich glaube, lieber Herr
110 Unser Mund sei voll Lachens
113 Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut
114 Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost
115 Mache dich, mein Geist bereit
116 Du Friedefurst, Herr Jesu Christ
121 Christum wir sollen loben schon
123 Liebster Immanuel, Herzog
124 Meinen Jesum lass' ich nicht
130 Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir
131 Aus der Tiefen, rufe ich
133 Ich freue mich in dir
135 Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder
136 Erforsche mich, Gott
137 Lobe dem Herren
139 Wohl dem, der sich aus seinen Gott
140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
142 Uns ist ein Kind geboren
145 Ich lebe, mein Herze
146 Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal
147 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben
148 Bringet dem Herrn Ehre
149 Mann singet mit Freuden vom Sieg
154 Mein liebster Jesus
156 Ich steh' mit einem Fuss
157 Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich
161 Komm, du süsse Todesstunde
166 Wo gehest du hin
171 Gott, wie dein Name
172 Erschallet ihr Lieder, erklinget
173 Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut
175 Er rufet seinen schaten mit Namen
178 Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält
180 Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele
181 Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister
182 Himmelskönig, sei willkommen
186 Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht
190 Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied
195 Den Gerechten muss das Licht
198 Trauermusik
201 Geschwinde...(Phoebus und Pan)
205 Der zufriedengestelle Aeolus
211 Schweight stille...(Coffee Cantata)
213 Lass uns sorgen...(Hercules)

BEETHOVEN
Choral Fantasia in C Minor
Mass in C Major
Missa Solemnis
Symphony No. 9

BERLIOZ
Romeo and Juliette
Te Deum

BRITTEN
Canticle II
Canticle IV (American Premier)
Les Illuminations
Nocturne for Tenor and Orchestra
Rejoice in the Lamb
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Spring Symphony
Saint Nicholas
War Requiem

BRAHMS
Liebeslieder Waltzes/Zigeunerlieder

DUBOIS
Seven Last Words of Christ

FAURÉ
Cantique de Jean Racine
Pavane

GOUNOD
St. Cecilia Mass

HANDEL
Acis and Galetea
L'Allegro, il Pensieroso ed il Moderato
Alexander's Feast
Dixit Dominus
Israel in Egypt
Messiah
Joshua
Samson
Ode to St. Cecilia
Dettingen Te Deum

HAYDN
The Creation
St. Nicholas Mass
Mass in the Time of War
Lord Nelson Mass
Theresien Mass
Harmonie Mass
The Seasons

HONNEGER
Le Roi David
Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher

JABLONSKI
Wisconson Death Trap (World Premier)

LADERMAN
Mass for Cain (World Premier)

MENDELSSOHN
Elijah
St. Paul

MOZART
Mass in C Major
Mass in C Minor
Requiem
Solemn Vespers

ORFF
Carmina Burana

SCHUBERT
G Major Mass
E Flat Minor Mass
Offertory, In Tende Voci
Die schöne Müllerin

SCHUMANN
Dichterliebe
Liederkreis Op 24 & Op 39

SCHÖNBERG
Gurrelieder

SCHÜTZ
Seven Last Words

STAINER
Crucifixion

STRAVINSKY
Pulcinella
Les Noces

TCHEREPNIN, I
And So It Came To Pass (World Premier)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Hodie
Mass in G Minor
On Wenlock Edge
Serenade to Music

WALTON
Facade

 
 OPERA ROLES















Baber                   The Prince                      Rumplestiltskin
Beethoven           Jacquino                        Fidelio
Berg                      Andres                           Wozzeck    
Britten                  Prologue/Quint             The Turn of the Screw 
Britten                  Boy Player                     Death in Venice (AmericanPremier)
Britten                  The Male Chorus          Rape of Lucretia
Britten                  Albert Herring              Albert Herring

Cherebini             Titzikan                          Lodoiska
Copland               Martin                            The Tender Land
Da Gagliano        The Shepherd                La Dafne
Debussy              Pelleas                             Pelleas et Melisande
Donizetti             Ernesto                           Don Pasquale
Donizetti             Nemorino                       L'Elisir d'Amore

Flotow                 Lionel                              Martha
Graun                   Cortez                             Montezuma
Haydn                  Aret                                 Philemon and Baucis
Haydn                  Filipo                               L'Infedelta delusa
Holst                    Pierre                               Wondering Scholar
Kaye                     Kevin                               Jubilee (World Premier)
Leoncavallo         Beppe                              Pagliacci
Lully                     Renaud                            Armide
Lully                     Hero                                 Amadis


Mercadante         Valerio                             Virginia
Monteverdi          Orfeo.                              Orfeo
Monteverdi          Nero-Lucano-Valleto     Coronation of Poppea
Mozart                  Tamino                            The Magic Flute
Mozart                  Don Ottavio                   Don Giovanni
Mozart                  Belmonte                        Abduction from the Seraglio
Mozart                  Pedrillo                            Abduction from the Seraglio
Mozart                  Ferrando                         Cosi fan tutte
Mozart                  Bastien                            Bastien and Bastienne
Mozart                  Biondello-Calandrino     L'Oca del Cairo
Mozart                  Vogelsang                       Impressario

Mussorgsky         Scrivner                            Khovanschina
Pasatieri                Felipe                               The Penitentes (World Premier)
Pergolesi               Lamberto                        The Music Master
Prokofiev              Crupier                             The Gambler
Poulenc                 Chevalier                          Dialogues of the Carmelites
Puccini                   Spoletta                           Tosca
Purcell                   Tenor-Spring                   Fairy Queen

Purcell                   Aeneas-Sailor-Spirit        Dido and Aeneas
Rameau                Dardanus                          Dardanus

Ravel                     Teapot-Mathematique   L'Enfant et les Sortileges
Respighi                Collatinus                         Lucrezia
Rimsky-Korsakov Mozart                             Mozart and Salieri

Rossini                   Prince Ramiro                 Cinderella
Rossini                   Lindoro                            Italian Girl in Algiers
Rossini                   Count Almaviva              Barber of Seville

Smetena                Vasek                                The Bartered Bride
Stephani                Giasone                             Le Rivali Concordi
Tchaikovsky         Cossack                              Mazeppa
Thompson            St. Chaves-St.Stephen      Four Saints in Three Acts
Thomas                 Wilhelm Meister              Mignon

Verdi                     Borsa                                  Rigoletto
Verdi                     Fenton                                Falstaff
Vivaldi                  Aquillio                               Il Farnace

                                                                                                                             

OPERETTA / MUSICAL THEATER ROLES

















Ralph Rackstraw               H. M. S. Pinafore
Frederic                             Pirates of Penzance
Nanki Poo                          Mikado
Camille                              The Merry Widow
Prince Sou Chong             The Land of Smiles
Alfred                                 Die Fledermaus
Eisenstein                          Die Fledermaus
Prince Karl Franz               Student Prince
Lt. Karl                               Sweethearts
Caliph                                Kismet
Grieg                                  Song of Norway
Lancelot                             Camelot
Freddie                              My Fair Lady
Julio                                   Paint Your Wagon
Charlie                               Brigadoon
Rolf                                    Sound of Music
Tony                                   West Side Story
Lt. Joe Cable                      South Pacific
Mr. Snow                            Carousel
Luntha                                King and I
Hendrik                               Little Night Music
Padre                                  Man of La Mancha
Barber                                 Man of La Mancha
Patrick                                 Mame
D'Artagnon                          Three Musketeers
Bobby                                  Company
Paul                                     Company
Minstrel                                Once Upon a Matress
Wizard                                 Once Upon a Mattress
Capt. Warington                   Little Mary Sunshine
Jefferson                              1776
Sherman                              1776
Henry                                   The Fantasticks!
Don Florito                            Luisa Fernanda
Doc                                       West Side Story
Narrator
/Mysterious Man      Into the Woods
            


PRESS

San Francisco Chronicle
"Britton has a first-class Rossini-Mozart
tenor, with a stunning technique. He not
only rippled through the virtuosic parts,
but did so to musical and rhythmic per-
fection. In the romantic parts, Britton
floated and turned the phrases to maximum
appeal, but stylishly. His was the dominant
Almaviva, not Figaro's pawn."
Barber of Seville/N. Y. City Opera

Los Angeles Times
"A lyric tenor named David Britton
stole the show in a mini staged version
of Pergolesi's satiric two act opera buffa,
The Music Master. This leading man, is as
fine a singing actor as we've seen here in
recent years...he sings so well he
could do almost anything except the
heaviest Verdi. His acting is natural,
with flawless timing, and his vocal range is
exceptional. He has a startling, strong
low register and smooth textured,
floating top notes any soprano would
envy."
Il Maestro di Musica/Los Angeles
Chamber Orchestra

Detroit Free Press
"The four soloists were uniformly excellent.
David Britton was most impressive, with a
virile, ringing voice that showed no sign
of strain. His singing was elegant as well as
dramatic, well suited to the music."
Bach Cantatas/Detroit Symphony

 

 

Washington Post
"Tenor David Britton did as well as a
mere human can with the impossibly
demanding song about the roast swan."
Carmina Burana/Washington National Symphony

Chicago Tribune
"Among the evening's soloists, the most com-
pelling was David Britton...who delivered his
text with incredible drama. Even in the florid
embellishments, Britton offered an articulation
of pitch and shaping of phrase that was abso-
lutely gripping. "
Israel and Egypt/Chicago Symphony

The Columbus Dispatch
Tenor David Britton began the proceedings
as if he were delivering the most wonderful
news in the world, which, of course, he is.
Britton brings the Old Testament to life in
thrillingly dramatic fashion. Moreover, his
beautifully clear, pure tenor sounded fresh
and at ease from beginning to end.
Handel Concert/Columbus Pro Musica Orchestra

New York Times
"As Albert--the mama's boy who is chosen
May King because no suitably chaste May
Queen can be found, and then delightfully
confounds his sponsors by emancipating
himself from parental rule--David
Britton sings with real distinction. His
voice is a clear, lovely lyric tenor; his
diction is natural and easy to understand"
Albert Herring/June Opera Festival

Boston Globe
"David Britton was admirably elegant as Damon
(whose music was once sung at the BSO by
John McCormick)."
Acis & Galatea/Boston Symphony Orchestra

Cleveland Plain Dealer
"David Britton, soloist of the evening,
proved to be a lyric tenor of
considerable gifts. His obvious strong
points are smoothness of line, intimacy
of expression and the ability to produce a
genuine, sustained and musically attractive
pianissimo...the introduction of
David Britton would alone have made
this concert worth hearing..."
Recital/Cleveland Singers Club

Kansas City Star
"Tenor David Britton has the perfect voice for,
and a complete understanding of oratorio style
singing. There is a lovely, deep center to his
voice and a focus to his vocal art. Ornaments are
sung beautifully. He is simply put, one of the
finest singers of oratorio anywhere today, not
only for his musicianship but also for his
expressiveness."
Messiah/Kansas City Symphony

Honolulu Star Bulletin
"His singing was imbued with beauty, warmth,
intelligence and sensitivity. Not only does
Britton sing beautifully, but his exceptional
technique enables him to fully explore both
music and text, giving meaning to the words
and illuminating the emotional content of the
music, while holding the audience in the palm
of his hand."
The Creation/Honolulu Symphony

High Fidelity/Musical America
"Perhaps the most interesting was the tenor
David Britton, whose 'English' voice carried an
edge that argues that it can be thrown to the
back of fairly large theaters and who gave the
stick figure of Don Ottavio an unusual and
convincing romantic vitality."
Don Giovanni/Israel Philharmonic

Dallas Morning News
"...except for David Britton...he alone brought
a sense of grace and style to the music..."
Pulcinella/Dallas Symphony

St. Petersburg Times
"Britton's voice is a gorgeous, lyric, well placed,
never forced, flexible and totally beautiful instru-
ment. His trills, high notes and pianissimos
were lovely and his comic interpretations and
timing were superb."
Cosi fan tutte / St. Petersburg Opera

New York Times
"The evening's outstanding contribution, and by
a considerable margin, came from David Britton,
the eloquent tenor soloist. His voice is fresh and
flexible, and he knows how to ornament
Handel's music in a manner that animates the
line without obliterating it."
Messiah / New York Oratorio Society

 
ORCHESTRA ENGAGEMENTS












New York Philharmonic
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Philadelphia Orchestra
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Israel Philharmonic
St. Louis Symphony
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Minnesota Orchestra
Rochester Philharmonic
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
L'Orchestre de France (Paris)
Mexico City Symphony
National Symphony (Washington)
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Honolulu Symphony Orchestra
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Houston Symphony Orchestra
Indianapolis Symphony
Columbus Symphony
New Haven Symphony
Phoenix Symphony
Youngstown Symphony
Kansas City Symphony
New Orleans Symphony
American Symphony Orchestra
St. Luke's Chamber Orchestra
92nd Y Chamber Orchestra
New York Chamber Orchestra
Hamburg Radio Orchestra (NDR)
New Jersey Symphony
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Dallas Chamber Orchestra
Spokane Symphony
Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra
Charleston Symphony
Wichita Symphony
Amarillo Symphony
Englewood Symphony Orchestra
Meridian Symphony
Charlotte Symphony
Columbus Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra
Prescott Symphony Orchestra



OPERA ENGAGEMENTS



















Juilliard Opera Center
San Francisco Opera
Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera Mini-Met
Metropolitan Opera Studio
New York City Opera
La Fenice (Venice)
Philadelphia Opera
New Orleans Opera
New York Opera Orchestra
Dallas Civic Opera
Paris Radio Opera (France)
Corfu Opera (Greece)
Spoleto (Italy)
Opera de Lyon (France)
Israel Opera
Glimmerglass Opera
Connecticut Grand Opera
Caracas Opera (Venezuela)
Theatro Olympico (Italy)
Santa Fe Opera
Tulsa Opera
Ft. Worth Opera
Orlando Opera
Asolo Opera
Chautauqua Opera
St. Petersburg Opera
Knoxville Opera
Charlotte Opera
Opera South
St. Louis Muni Opera
Opera Carolina
Opera Providence

 

FESTIVAL ENGAGEMENTS

Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center
Spoleto 
Aspen Music Festival
Chautauqua Festival
Caramoor Festival
Bethlehem Bach Festival
Artpark Festival
Basically Bach Festival
Grand Tetons Festival
Festival Veneto (Italy)
Corfu Festival (Greece)
Bermuda Summer Arts Festival
Lübeck Bach Festival (Germany)


CHAMBER MUSIC AND ORATORIO

Bach Aria Group 
New York Pro Musica Antiqua
Waverly Consort
Clarion Concerts
Amor Artis
Schola Cantorum
Musica Eterna
New York Oratorio Society
New York Choral Society
Masterworks
St. Cecilia Society
Friends of French Opera
Little Orchestra Society
Camarata Singers
Collegiate Chorale
Philadelphia Singers
Musica Sacra
Louisville Bach Society
Greenwich Choral Society
Octavo Singers
Cleveland Singers Club
Houston Tuesday Music Club
Minnesota Bach Society
Independence Messiah Project
Charlotte Oratorio Singers
Lindsborg Festival
Augustana Handel Society

 

RECORDINGS

Bach: St. Matthew Passion       EMI/Angel
Pergolesi: The Music Master    EMI
Da Gagliano: La Dafne.             Musical Heritage
Sterbini: Il Farnace                     Voce


CONDUCTORS

Kurt Herbert Adler, Peter Hermann Adler,
Samuel Baron, Christian Badea, Daniel Barenboim,
Leonard Bernstein, Stuart Bedford,
Gary Bertini, Pierre Boulez, Richard Buckley, George Cleve,
Sergiu Commissiona, Micheal Corboz, Robert Brawley, Robert
Craft, Dennis Russell Davis, Robert De Cormier,
Gaetano Delogu, Melvin Dickinson, Antal
Dorati, Charles Dutoit, David Effron, Elmer Eisler,  Jack Ergo, Philip
Entrémont, Sexton Ehrling, Bruce Ferden, Robert Fountain, Paul
Freeman, Raphael Frübeck de Burgos, Roland Gagnon, Claire Gibault,
Tom Hall, Laslo Heltay, Margaret Hillis, George Houle, Newell Jenkins,
Donald Johanos, Abraham Kaplan, Varujian
Kojian, Michael Korn, Henry Lewis, Raymond Leppard,
David Lockington, Austin Lovelace, Eduardo
Mata, Jean-Pierre Marti, Thomas Martin,
Frank McKinley, Douglas McEwen, Zubin
Mehta, Michael Palmer, Eve Queler, David
Randolph, Karl Richter, Helmuth Rilling,
Joseph Resigno, Nicola Resigno, Darryll Rowader,  Julius Rudel, Timothy
Russell, David Schieldkret, James Sedares, Kresimir Sepuch,Thomas Sherman,
David Schieldkret, Gerard Schwarz, George Schick, Alfred Skoog,
Leonard Slatkin, Henry Charles Smith, Johanes
Somary, David Stahl, George Umberson, Richard Voit,
Richard Westenberg, Richard Woitak, Arthur Weisberg,
Sir David Willcocks, Hugh Wolfe,
Lyndon Woodside

 
STAGE DIRECTORS / CHOREOGRAPHERS

Alvin Ailey, David Aldon, Joseph Arpino,
Grisha Asagarov, Frederick Ashton, Gaston Benheim,
Stuart Bishop, Janet Bookspan, Jimsey de Lapp,
Dottie Danner, Jack Eddelman, Polo Falcón, Lou Galterio,
David Gately, Colin Graham, Ed Greenberg, Robert Colby Harper, David Holly,
David Hamond, John Houseman, Bliss Hebert, Windy Hilton,
Robert Joffrey, José Lemon,  Rhoda Levine, Carolyn Lockwood,
Lar Lubowitch, James Lucas, Peter Martins, David Morelock,
Bill McHale, Jack O'Brian, Jean Pierre Ponnelle,
Jerome Robbins, Boris Tumarin, Robert Turoff,
Luciano Visconti, Norman Walker, Graham Whitehead,
Bud Whitney, William Woodman, Moni Yakim,  JoAnn Yeoman



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

AEA                Actor's Equity Association
SAG-AFTRA   Screen Actors' Guild/ Am. Federation of TV/Radio Artists
AGMA            American Guild of Musical Artists
AGVA             American Guild of Variety Artists
Pi Kappa Lambda
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
College Music Society
NATS              National Association of Teachers of Singing

 


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