David Blalock Biography


David Blalock








American tenor David Blalock is becoming widely known for his beautiful lyric voice and diverse repertoire.  Highlights of David’s 2017-18 season include a return to Virginia Opera as Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the title role in La Clemenza di Tito with the Maryland Opera Studio, a debut with Opera San Jose as Ferrando in Così fan tutte, a concert of arias and opera highlights with the San Francisco Symphony, and Messiah with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra and Virginia Symphony Orchestra.  Recent engagements include a return to the Minnesota Orchestra as the Second Jew in Salome, and a debut with Washington National Opera, performing the Ring Announcer in Champion.  Other performances in the 16-17 season include Roderigo in Otello with the Minnesota Orchestra, Nikolaus Sprink in Silent Night with Atlanta Opera, Rodolfo in La Bohème with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, and Count Almaviva in the North American premiere of Portugal’s The Marriage of Figaro with On Site Opera.  In the summer of 2015, David premiered the role of Ricky in Jeremy Howard Beck’s The Long Walk at Opera Saratoga. His 15-16 season included both Handel’s Messiah and Pong (Turandot) with the Pacific Symphony, Toby in Sweeney Todd with Mill City Summer Opera, a Viennese Operetta concert with the Richmond Symphony, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy at UN Assembley Hall with the Shanghai Symphony, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well in Paris with Performance Santa Fe, and a return to Virginia Opera as the Steersman in The Flying Dutchman.  Other recent credits include Fidelio with Madison Opera, Glory Denied with Fort Worth Opera, La donna del lago with Santa Fe Opera, Carmen with Central City Opera, and performances of The Magic Flute, Ariadne auf Naxos, Sweeney Todd, and Carmen with Virginia Opera