Baritone David Wolfe, was most recently named as a Grand Finalist in the Metrpolitan Opera’s Eric and Dominique Laffont competition. He is currently an apprentice artist with Des Moines Metro Opera where he is covering Moralés in Carmen. He will also be joining the choruses of both Carmen and The Love for Three Oranges by Prokofiev.
He received his Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with acclaimed voice teacher W. Stephen Smith. He made his Northwestern Opera Theater debut as Paul in the Midwestern premiere of Jake Heggie’s opera, If I were You, Later appearing as Schaunard in La Bohème. He will sing the role of Luther Harlow/The Outlaw in Northwestern Opera Theater’s production of the new opera In a Grove by Christopher Cerrone.
David received his Bachelor of music from the Eastman School of Music,where he studied with both Jan Opalach and Robert Swensen. There he performed several roles in operas such as A Postcard from Morocco by Dominick Argento and Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann.
David has a strong passion for art song performance, as well as opera. In August, he attended the Steans Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, appearing in several recitals alongside faculty such as Steven Blier, Patricia McCaffrey, Graham Johnson, Alan Darling, Gerald Martin Moore, Lee Musiker, and many others.
David has also been active in community outreach projects with both the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. He performed the role of Bunsen in the children’s show Dr. Freakquency’s Sound Lab, a project that showcases properties of sound through music.
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