David McFerrin, baritonePraised by The New York Times for his “appealingly textured sound,” baritone David McFerrin is achieving critical acclaim in a wide variety of repertoire. On the opera stage this season he appears as Captain MacFarlane in Jack Beeson’s Lizzie Borden with Boston Lyric Opera, where he returns for a second year as a featured Emerging Artist. Other upcoming roles include Noah in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde with Boston’s Trinity Church, and Will Hutchinson in the premiere of Dan Shore’s Anne Hutchinson for Intermezzo Opera. He has sung previously with Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Boston, Sarasota Opera, Boston Midsummer Opera and the Rossini Festival in Wildbad, Germany. His roles include Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti and Taddeo in L’Italiana in Algeri.

Mr. McFerrin’s upcoming concert engagements include his soloist debut with the Handel and Haydn Society in Bach’s B Minor Mass, and a program of Purcell’s music with the early music ensemble Tenet at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico. Past concert highlights include a Carnegie Hall debut with Gustavo Dudamel and the Israel Philharmonic, a performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, and appearances with the Boston Pops. He has sung in recital at the Marlboro Music Festival, Caramoor Festival, New York Festival of Song, Ravinia Festival, and as a Marc and Eva Stern Fellow at SongFest in California.  He currently resides in Boston, where, in addition to his solo engagements, he is a member of the Blue Heron Renaissance Choir and serves as bass section leader for the choirs at Trinity Church.