January Concert Guest Artist: David Cushing, Bass
David Cushing’s performance, in his recent Boston Symphony Hall debut as soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, was described as “dynamite…(sung) with spine-tingling resonance”. His Figaro with Granite State Opera was described as “Inexhaustible…captivating,” and his portrayal of Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Opera North “stole the show”.
He has performed with Lake George Opera, with the Newton Symphony, and with Boston University’s Opera Institute. At Tanglewood and in Jordan Hall his performances of the Second Lion and the Oldest Devil in Lukas Foss’s Griffelkin, were standouts and he sang with the Red House Opera Group in a groundbreaking performance at Belcourt Castle.
He has performed solos in Handel’s Messiah, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, the Requiems of Brahms, Fauré, and Mozart, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Beethoven’s Mass in C , Bruckner’s Te Deum, and Schubert’s Mass in G Performances in the 2004-2005 season included, King in Portman’s Little Prince, Immigration Officer in Dove’s Flight, both with Boston Lyric Opera, Abimelech in Samson et Dalila with Chorus pro Musica, and the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado, with Lake George Opera.