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Singers and Staff

David Schnell


David Schnell, Tenor (Memphis, TN) is a crossover artist who enjoys performing and teaching opera, music theater, and oratorio. David has undergraduate (Clayton College, GA) and graduate (Queens College, NY) degrees in vocal performance, plus a year of coursework in acting for singers at NYU. He has performed locally with Opera Memphis (Basilio, The Marriage of Figaro; Monostatos, The Magic Flute; Sheldon, Later the Same Evening; Torquemada, L’heure Espagnole), Playhouse on the Square (Choragos, The Gospel at Colonus), Harrell Theater (Dennis/Galahad, Spamalot), Theatre Memphis (Production Tenor, Singin’ in the Rain), Rhodes Mastersingers (Tenor Soloist: Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, Handel Messiah, Mozart Requiem, Bach B-Minor Mass), the Memphis Symphony Orchestra (Tenor Soloist, Handel Messiah), University of Arkansas, Monticello Chamber Choir with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (Tenor Soloist, Bach Cantata 150; Vivaldi Magnificat), and Idlewild Presbyterian Church (Tenor Soloist, Bach Cantata 182, 140, and 4; Schütz Seven Last Words). In 2015, David was nominated for an Ostrander Award for his performance of Fair Colonus in The Gospel of Colonus. In New York, productions included the Bard Summerscape Festival (Herr Schlick & Lord Sorrel, Bittersweet; Mayor, The Chocolate Soldier) and the NY Opera Society (Bardolfo, Falstaff). When not performing, David teaches voice and acting for singers out of his home studio in Bartlett, TN.


30 Days of Opera is an "all hands on deck" moment for musicians in Memphis, so you might see people performing even though they are not listed here. If you're curious about someone you've seen perform, just say hello! They're all friendly. 30 Days of Opera performances may feature some of the singers who will be in our upcoming performances for the season. You can find out about these productions here.

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