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 portrays Slook in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio with Reformed Church of Bronxville and Osmin in Abduction from the Seraglio with Bronx Opera.  Other recent appearances include 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, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro and Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring with Bronx Opera, Mephistopheles in Faust with Hudson Opera Theatre and performs in the Artist Showcase in San Francisco.  He has portrayed Baron von Hackenbock in The Rivals, Podesta in La Gazza Ladra and Benoit in La Bohème with Bronx Opera; 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, a multi-media concert project of the poet’s works set by a variety of composers.  Mr. Morrow also 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.

 

Reviews
“C. David Morrow commanded the stage... [and] sang with such stirring and overwhelming power.”
                                                                            - Opera News
 
“Morrow, who plays the devil [in Faust], could not have handled all the details of his performance any better."
                                                          - Times-Herald Record
 
 
Media
Compilation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_6XgtFaE6I
Gounod:  (as Méphistophélès in Faust)
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=Yk0YicpM3Go
Verdi:  L'onore? Ladri! (Falstaff)
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=WyLw8QpJK0Y
Massenet:  Epouse quelque brave fille (Manon)
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=60fC-UJ6aWs
Mozart:  Madamina, il catalogo è questo (Don Giovanni)
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=rQRCguAlxgE