OPERA BIO 2017
David M. Presler, Bass Baritone, has been performing Opera and Lieder for the past 20 years. His operatic career began at Queens College with Opera Studio where David sang the opening scene of Barber of Seville as Fiorello, as well as Papageno’s Aria with Orchestra. The latter was followed by a rattling of bows suggesting great applause, and this was a sign of future successes.
Upon completion of his M.S. in Music Education at the Aaron Copland School of Music, David offered Recitals at Le Frak Hall, including Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Schubert’s Die Winterreise, as well as two song cycles on the subject of Don Quichotte. Several years later, David produced Le Nozze di Figaro at Queens College with the Queens Symphony and sang the Title role.
Early in his career, he sang Shaunard with Opera of the Hamptons, and then performed King Phillip, Papageno, Father in Hansel and Gretel, as well as Leporello and Don Giovanni with various local groups in the New York area. After a number of years teaching and serving as a Cantor and Entertainer, David returns to opera with a deeper, richer voice and a vision towards serving the professional operatic community.
At Palace Suites, in Kendall, South Florida – as part of the Condo Circuit I have enjoyed for the past 6 seasons! It’s great to have these archived.
This one is 8 years ago, before I left New York. If I didn’t have it recorded, I wouldn’t have remembered it at all!