Baritone David Pittman-Jennings is acclaimed for his Grammy-winning Deutsche Grammophon recording of Schoenberg's Moses und Aron with Pierre Boulez, his triumphant Vienna Staatsoper debut as Mandryka in Strauss's Arabella opposite Kiri Te Kanawa having sealed his international reputation. Performances in the world's greatest theaters and concert halls highlight his career, including engagements with the opera houses of Paris, Milano (La Scala), Barcelona (Teatro Liceu), Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Dresden, Netherlands, Rome, Tokyo, and Buenos Aires.
Notable among his operatic roles are Strauss's Jochana'an, Faninal (Rosenkavalier), Puccini's Scarpia, Verdi's Rigoletto, Renato (Ballo in Maschera), Germont, Nabucco, Pizarro (Fidelio), Wagner's Amfortas, Klingsor, Kurwenal, and Der Fliegende Holländer, and Berg's Wozzeck and Dr. Schön (Lulu), as well as solo engagements with the Montreal, Berlin, and Chicago Symphonies. In 2009, he sang Dallapiccola's Il Prigioniero with the American Symphony Orchestra in Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
Additional recordings include Schoenberg's Ode to Napoleon with Pierre Boulez, Respighi's La Fiamma, Van Vlijmen's Un malheureux vêtu de noir, von Reznicek's Ritter Blaubart, Marschner's Der Vampyr, and Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer.
Mr. Pittman-Jennings joined the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam Voice faculty in 2007 and performs there regularly in orchestral/choral concerts and recitals (Schubert's Die Winterreise, J.S. Bach solo cantatas). The Oklahoma native served as oboist in the in the Fourth U.S. Army Band in San Antonio before launching his singing career.
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