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David Britton (Tenor)

Born: USA

The American tenor, David Britton, studied at North Texas State University, the Manhattan School of Music and the Julliard School.

David Britton began his career both as a regional musical theater artist with more than 30 musicals and operettas to his credit; and as an early music performer and baroque specialist, he sang as solo artist with the New York ProMusica Antiqua, the Waverly Consort and the Bach Aria Group, the latter since 1983.

David Britton has been a featured vocal soloist with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Philadelphia Orchestra, among others. Abroad, his solo orchestra engagements include the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, L'Orchestre de Montreal, Mexico City Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Caracas Symphony, and NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg. He has sung with noted conductors Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Leonard Bernstein, Eduardo Mata, Antal Doráti, Charles Dutoit, Raymond Leppard, Gerard Schwarz, Helmuth Rilling, Sir David Willcocks, and many others.

David Britton has a repertoire of over 50 operatic roles and he has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the New York City Opera, the Dalla, New Orleasn, and Philadelphia Operas and numerous regional companies in the USA, South America and in Europe. He has also been soloist with the prestigious Mostly Mozart Festival, and the Spoleto (Italy), Aspen Music Festival, Caramoor, Robin Hood Dell, and Chautauqua Festivals.

David Britton has recorded with EMI, Angel, Musical Heritage, Voce, and Music and Arts records.

David Britton, tenor and professor of voice, has been a member of the Arizona State University voice faculty since 1987. He is a noted recitalixt, clinician, and adjudicator and has given many master classes at universities, singing festivals and at National Association of Teachers of Singing conventions. David is married to contralto Kathryn Carter and father of seven children.

Source: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Website (2001); Liner notes to the album 'J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion' conducted by Raymond Leppard (EMI, 1983)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2001); Willem van Erk (June 2006)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




John Metz


Arias from BWV 26, BWV 114

Samuel Baron / Yehudi Wyner


BWV 26, BWV 80, BWV 94, BWV 101, BWV 106, BWV 147, BWV 156, BWV 178, BWV 198, BWV 211 [1st], BWV 211 [2nd]
Selections from
BWV 7 [1990], BWV 7 [1993], BWV 7 [1994], BWV 22, BWV 26, BWV 36, BWV 55, BWV 66, BWV 95, BWV 96, BWV 97, BWV 107, BWV 114, BWV 145, BWV 146 [x2], BWV 154, BWV 205, BWV 248, BWV 508

Raymond Leppard


BWV 244

Helmuth Rilling


BWV 245 [1st]

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David Britton, tenor (ProMusica)

David Britton (ASU School of Music)

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