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David Pittsinger

David Pittsinger

David Pittsinger


American bass-baritone David Pittsinger is renowned as a stage performer of the greatest distinction.  Having appeared on the world’s leading opera and concert stages in Vienna, Salzburg, Brussels, Paris, Tanglewood, Pesaro, New York, Santa Fe, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and San Francisco, he is equally at home in baroque through contemporary operas, as well as musical theater.  His vocal range and color are exceptionally wide-ranging, enabling him to perform a variety of repertoire and styles.

He has performed in four live HD broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera: as Comte des Grieux in Manon with Anna Netrebko, the Ghost in Hamlet, Angelotti in Tosca and the Speaker in The Magic Flute. He made history by performing the role of the Ghost in Hamlet at the Metropolitan and as Emile de Becque in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of South Pacific on Broadway on the same day.

Recent role debuts include King Arthur in Camelot at the Glimmerglass Festival, Jochanaan in Salome at Portland Opera, the Marquis in Dialogues of the Carmelites at the Metropolitan Opera and Roy Disney in Philip Glass’ world premiere of The Perfect American at Madrid’s Teatro Real.

He has appeared with LA Opera as Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, the Comte des Grieux in Manon and Rambaldo in La Rondine. (

LA Opera appearances:
Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro (2004, debut; 2006)
Comte des Grieux in Manon (2006)
Rambaldo in La Rondine (2008)
Captain in Florencia en el Amazonas (2014)

Productions at LA Opera

  • Florencia en el Amazonas

    Florencia en el Amazonas