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David Kravitz

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About

Baritone David Kravitz has made an impact on concert and operatic stages alike.

His 2023-24 season began with a return to the Defiant Requiem Foundation in recital singing a world premiere of Jewish-American composer Gerald Cohen’s new song cycle. He continued his frequent collaboration with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as he made his role debut as the Millhand in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mstensk in Boston and at Carnegie Hall.

Kravitz has also appeared with the Indianapolis Symphony for Mendelssohn’s Elijah, the Pioneer Valley Symphony for Brahm’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, and the Jacksonville Symphony as the bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah. He returned to Boston Baroque in spring 2021 as Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan tutte.

Other career highlights include lead roles at Washington National Opera as Davis Miller in the world premiere of Approaching Ali; Chautauqua Opera as Captain Balstrode in Peter Grimes; Skylight Music Theatre as Scarpia in Tosca; Opera Santa Barbara as the Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen; Grand Harmonie as Don Pizarro in Fidelio; Opera Saratoga as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola; Charlottesville Opera as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof; Boston Lyric Opera as Abraham in Clemency; Emmanuel Music as Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress and Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby; and the title role in Wozzeck with New England Philharmonic. He recently created the lead role of De Sade in Nicola Moro’s Love Hurts at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, Italy and at Symphony Space in New York. His many concert appearances include with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Emmanuel Music, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Boston Baroque.

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