American bass-baritone David Crawford has been hailed as a “standout” by The New York Times and celebrated for his “thunderous bass-baritone” by New York Classical Review. Last season included an Opera Outdoors concert with Opera Omaha as well as postponed or cancelled performances with The Atlanta Opera for Il barbiere di Siviglia and productions of Les contes d’Hoffmann and Billy Budd with The Metropolitan Opera. The 2021-2022 season sees him as Achilla in Giulio Cesare and Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with The Atlanta Opera, Monterone in Rigoletto with Nashville Opera, a return to The Metropolitan Opera for Turandot, and Zuniga in Carmen with Santa Fe Opera.


Mr. Crawford’s 2019-2020 season saw his return to the Metropolitan Opera for productions of Macbeth, Rosenkavalier, and Wozzeck, and the Bonze in Madama Butterfly with Knoxville Opera, as well as cancelled performances as Monterone in Rigoletto with Nashville Opera and Leporello in Don Giovanni with Opera Naples. Since making his debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 2007 as The Warrior Apparition in Macbeth, Mr. Crawford has taken part in over three hundred performances and covered roles in over two hundred performances with the company.  

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