David Olsen

  A native of Washington State, Mr. Olsen has been living in the Northeast since 1993.  He received his Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA., and his Masters Degree and Professional Studies Certificate from Mannes College of Music in New York City.  Mr. Olsen has appeared in numerous operatic roles, including Leporello in Don Giovanni, Colline in La Bohéme, Don Alfonso in Così fan Tutte, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro and Sparafucile in Rigoletto.  He has also appeared as a soloist in such oratorios as Handel's Messiah and J. S. Bach's St. John's and St. Matthews Passion.  Mr. Olsen has appeared  in the world premier of a children's opera (Coyote's Tail) and a work for soloists, Gamelan ensemble and traditional Javanese shadow puppetry (Karna).  While living in Seattle, Mr. Olsen appeared in several productions with the Seattle Opera and was also a regular member and occasional soloist with the St. James Cathedral Choir in Seattle's Archdiocese for two years.  He currently lives in Stratford, CT and has most recently appeared in Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore with the Troupers Light Opera Company and The Miracle of Fatima, a new musical