The Washington Post describes David Gordon as "a model of style and charm, and an irresistible performer."
Since his operatic debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 1973, David has forged a distinguished and innovative international career as opera and concert singer, recitalist, voice teacher, and seminar presenter.
A concert artist of international stature, he has appeared as featured guest soloist with virtually every major North American symphony orchestra, and with other prestigious orchestras and music festivals on four continents. His concert repertoire spans eight centuries of music and eight languages.
Praised as "One of the world's great Bach tenors." (Chicago Tribune) David has been heard worldwide in hundreds of performances of J. S. Bach's music. As soloist, lecturer, and master class presenter, he has appeared at every major north American Bach Festival, and at Bach festivals in Europe, South America, and Japan.
"A virtuoso singer and actor," (Salzburg Nachrichten) on the operatic stage, David has performed 59 principal operatic roles with the Metropolitan Opera; San Francisco Opera; Chicago Lyric Opera; Houston Grand Opera; Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center; Hamburg Staatsoper (Germany), and many other international companies.
David is also a prolific classical recording artist, and appears on 15 CDs for RCA Red Seal, Decca, London, Telarc, Dorian, Newport, and Vox.
David has been pre-concert Lecturer at the Carmel Bach Festival since 1998, and is co-founder and narrator of the Festival's popular "Inside the Music" concerts. David also leads the Festival's nationally renowned Adams Vocal Master Class, a training program for young professional singers. He helps create the Festival's 50-event series of lectures, seminars, and audience enlightenment events, and creates all the Festival's English-language supertitles.
David is the author of "Carmel Impresarios," the definitive biography of the founders of the Carmel Music Society and the Carmel Bach Festival. The 400-page volume covers a century of history and contains nearly 300 vintage illustrations, many never before published. More information...
David lives in Jacksonville, Oregon, with his wife, Ginna B. B. Gordon, an artist and cookbook author. Together they are proprietors of Lucky Valley Press, working with independent authors in book creation, design, and publishing.
Visit David Gordon's website: www.spiritsound.com