Montreal tenor David Menzies is in demand as an outstanding interpreter of the baroque and classical repertoire in both opera and concert. He excels as an Evangelist in the Passions of Bach and in the operas of Mozart and Handel. Concert performances have included Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Chandos Anthems, and Messiah; Mendelssohn’s “Lobgesang” Symphony; Mozart and Rachmaninoff Vespers and Orff’s Carmina Burana. His operatic roles include Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte; Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni; Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia; Oronte in Alcina; the Mayor in Albert Herring; and Gastone in La Traviata.
2011-2012 performances include Rachmaninoff Vespers with the St. Lawrence Choir; Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes with Bourbon Baroque in Louisville; Mozart’s Davidde penitente with Orchestra du Saguenay-Lac St-Jean; and Rameau’s Pigmalion with Mont-Royal Baroque Collective. Highlights of the 2010-2011 season included The Little Match Girl Passion with Voces Boreales; Bach motets with Studio Musique Ancienne de Montréal; and St. John Passion with the Aldeburgh Festival.
Mr. Menzies recently obtained a Doctorate in Music from McGill University.