About David Trudgen
Canadian countertenor, DAVID TRUDGEN, was recently called “the next generation’s answer to David Daniels” by the Chicago Tribune for his recent appearance as Medoro in Handel’s Orlando (Chicago Opera Theater). Michigan District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions winner for 2006 and 2008, Mr. Trudgen sang the title role of Cesare in Giulio Cesare (University of Oklahoma). He also appeared in scenes from Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (Kennedy Center Conservatory Project).
Highlights of Mr. Trudgen’s 2011-2012 season include Arcano in Teseo (Chicago Opera Theatre) and the World Premiere of Alice In Wonderland (Opera Theatre of St. Louis). A commanding figure on stage, he made his Wexford Festival and Opera Theatre of St. Louis debuts in the world premiere of The Golden Ticket in 2010-11. Other debuts for 2010-11 included Nerone in Agrippina (Boston Lyric Opera), and Dardano in Amadigi di Gaula (Central City Opera). He was a recitalist for the 2010 Elora Festival and soloist in Messiah (Edmonton Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia). Recent engagements include the title role in Giulio Cesare (Opera in Concert), Messiah (Newfoundland Symphony), Handel’s Israel in Egypt (Mendelssohn Choir) and Carmina Burana (Victoria Symphony).
Mr. Trudgen holds a Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan. At the University of Michigan, he appeared as Nerone in L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Mr. Trudgen was named the Earl V. Moore Award recipient for 2006 and has had the great honor to perform for David Daniels, Martina Arroyo, Colin Graham, Shirley Verrett and Alan Curtis.
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