IMG Artists is thrilled to welcome the “magnificent…show-stealing” (Oberbayerisches Volksblatt) baritone David Pershall to its roster for General Management, North America. He will be represented by Vice President and Artist Manager Sam Snook from the company’s New York office.

An Opera News rising star, David has swiftly established an enviable career on the opera and concert stages with his “passionate and resonant” (The New York Times) “cultured singing” (Der Neue Merker). Following training at the Yale School of Music, David graduated from both San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program and the Virginia Opera Resident Artist Program. In 2014 he joined the Vienna State Opera as a Fest Artist where he performed as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Lescaut in Manon Lescaut, and Sebastian in The Tempest. He made his debut at The Metropolitan Opera in 2015 again as Figaro, and has returned in subsequent seasons Schaunard in La Bohème and Lord Cecil in Maria Stuarda. Additional recent highlights include his debut as Lescaut at San Francisco Opera, company debut as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with the Des Moines Metro Opera Festival and as a soloist in the Central Park Summer Concert Opera Italiana series.

David said: “I am thrilled to be joining the roster of IMG Artists! I am excited to be working with the incomparable Sam Snook. It is an honor to be represented by such a knowledgeable and capable manager. I look forward to a long and bright future together.”

Sam said:  “I am excited to be working with an artist of such repute as David, and look forward to expanding his already successful career!”

Highlights of his current and forthcoming seasons include returns to The Metropolitan Opera for Bizet’s Carmen and San Francisco Opera as Silvio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci,  Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Greensboro Opera, his San Diego Opera debut; and recitals featuring works by Beethoven, Mahler, Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Finzi.

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Watch David Pershall perform “Io Morrò” from Don Carlos