ABOUT THE SINGER
Equally at home in opera, oratorio, and concert, David Bailey is an active soloist, recitalist, and performer in the New York area.
Most recently, he sang Roméo’s aria from Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette in a masterclass for the Metropolitan Opera Guild. He has also performed the role of Ruggero in Puccini’s La Rondine for LidalNorth at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet in Oslo. He had previously been seen at LidalNorth as the Male Chorus in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia. His other work in Europe includes Den Nye Opera Norway and the Lyrique en Mer Festival France in productions of La Traviata and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with the Charlemagne Orchestra in Brugge, Belgium.
He has performed extensively with the many local New York companies. He sang the Duke in the American premiere of Donizetti’s La Zingara, Alfred in Die Fledermaus and Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore for Amore Opera. With Regina Opera of Brooklyn, he performed Camille in The Merry Widow, Alfredo in La Traviata and Rodolfo in La Bohème. He was also seen as the title role in Faust for the Roman Borgman Opera Theatre. In concert, he performed the songs of James Joyce at Bloomsday at Symphony Space and has presented numerous recitals for the Greenville Recital Series of Scarsdale and City Concert Society of New York.
Regionally, he has worked with composer Carlisle Floyd and conductor Anton Coppola on scenes from Floyd’s Of Mice and Men for Opera Tampa. He has also performed with maestro Coppola in scenes from the conductor’s opera, Sacco & Vanzetti, as well as a production of Pagliacci as Beppe. As an apprentice with Florida Grand Opera, he performed Beppe in Pagliacci and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor.