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David Mathew Bison


David Mathew Bisson is an operatic and classical bass-baritone located in the Hudson River Valley of New York State. Inspired by his mother's love of musical theater, David began singing in talent shows and the school choir when he was a boy. These experiences quickly led him to the stage, where he had the honor of working under the direction of Sarah Combs and Michael Berkeley in several productions. David's love of singing grew in high school; through multiple NYSSMA solo competitions, he had the pleasure of singing in various NYS Area All-State choirs as well as the selective NYS Conference All-State mixed choir in 2007. It's at this stage of his life where he took several years of operatic voice lessons with the tenor Raoul Diblasi.

After graduating from Bard College in 2014 with a B.S. in Political Science, David spent several years playing tuba in wind ensembles, brass quintets, community orchestras and solo recitals throughout the Hudson Valley. But David eventually rediscovered his musical "voice" when he resumed his vocal studies. He now studies with mezzo-soprano Luisa Francesconi and sings regularly with Hudson Valley choral groups including Cappella Festiva, the Bard College Chamber Singers and others. David also regularly performs in solo recitals with his brilliant accompanist James Fitzwilliam as well as other local musicians.

He will make his operatic debut at Berkshire Opera Festival's production of Don Pasquale in the summer of 2019.