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.
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.
In the 2017-2018 season, he returned to the Metropolitan Opera for Les contes d'Hoffmann and in the 2016-2017 season, he appeared in over 50 performances in 7 different operas, highlights of which included Paris in the new production of Roméo et Juliette, the Sergeant in Manon Lescaut, Lord Walton in I puritani, and the Captain in Eugene Onegin. In the 2015-2016 season, he appeared as Rochefort in Anna Bolena, Count Ceprano in Rigoletto, a Mandarin in Turandot, and the Commissioner in Madama Butterfly.