Tenor David Margulis has been called “radiant voiced,” and been praised for his “clear, pleasing tenor.” David is a three-time regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and was the 2011–12 recipient of the Wilfred C. Bain Opera Fellowship at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. David has been seen at some of the finest training programs in the country, including those at the Santa Fe Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
While a fellow at the Ravinia Steans Music Institute, David was privileged to work with some of the most respected coaches and conductors in the world, including Kevin Murphy, Malcolm Martineau and James Conlon. Following that, he participated in the inaugural New York Festival Song at North Fork program in Orient, New York with Steven Blier. In September, David performed his first Beethoven Ninth Symphony for the opening night of the Phoenix Symphony’s season. Last January, David was seen at the Tucson Desert Song Festival performing on a program for the Ravinia Steans Music Institute on Tour with Kevin Murphy. This summer, he made his mainstage debut at the Santa Fe Opera in The Impresario/Le Rossignol double bill and will follow that with a return to the mainstage at Arizona Opera as Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) in 2015.
Throughout his life, David has shown a passion for new works. He has been part of numerous workshops of new pieces. He has premiered numerous pieces, including as the tenor soloist of Robert Kyr’s Pacific Sanctus. A native of Plantation (Fort Lauderdale), Florida, he has received degrees from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, the University of Washington, and Florida State University.