La Traviata 1 (Lyric 2019) Todd Rosenber
Le nozze di Figaro 2 (Aspen 2019) Elle L

AS SOURIN IN THE QUEEN OF SPADES - LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

“There was terrific work from David Weigel.”

- Opera News, Mark Thomas Ketterson

AS FIGARO IN LE NOZZE DI FIGARO - ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL

“Weigel, in particular, revealed a Figaro with a lot on his mind besides Susanna, showing repressed rage as he sang ‘Se vuol ballare’ to the Count, represented by a clothes dummy. Weigel is an impressive performer with a big, richly colored baritone. He looked comfortable, getting slapped and rolling around the stage with surprising grace, and then taking on a sweet disposition in a solidly delivered ‘Non piu andrai.’”

- Opera News, Marc Shulgold

RISING STARS IN CONCERT 2019 - LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

“When bass-baritone David Weigel takes the stage, towering over all around him yet oozing good nature as he seems to effortlessly boom, it is arresting.”

- Picture This Post - Chicago, Amy Munice

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AS DR. GRENVILE IN LA TRAVIATA - LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

“Bass-baritone David Weigel brought gravitas to Dr. Grenvil’s sad ministrations over the dying Violetta.”

- Chicago Sun Times, Nancy Malitz

MEROLA GRAND FINALE 2017

“Soprano Natalie Image…joined the heroic bass-baritone David Weigel, for an impassioned duet from Act 2 of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.”

- San Francisco Chronicle, Joshua Kosman

“Among countless highlights, the next two numbers stood out for their consummate vocalism. Soprano Natalie Image was superb as Lucia from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and bass-baritone David Weigel was dramatically and vocally effective as her manipulative brother, Raimondo. Physically towering over Natalie Image’s Lucia, Weigel used his sonorous voice masterfully, effectively brow-beating his sister into agreeing to a marriage she definitely doesn’t want. Shaken by her brother’s insistent arguments, Natalie Image’s Lucia eventually gives in, singing beautifully all the while."

- Berkley Daily Planet, James Roy MacBean

Don Giovanni (Brevard 2014) Keturah Stic

AS DEATH IN SAVITRI - MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM

“Bass-baritone David Weigel, dressed in a long army coat and helmet, was an aptly imposing, mahogany-voiced Death.”

- Opera News, Georgia Rowe

 

“In the title role, soprano Kelsea Webb gave a gorgeous performance, marked by magnificent urgency and tenderness, and she was well matched by bass-baritone David Weigel — bold and imposing in the oracular phrases Holst wrote for Death — and the sweet-toned tenor Addison Marlor in the too-small role of Satyavan.”

- San Francisco Chronicle, Joshua Kosman

“…the bedrock-deep intonations of bass-baritone David Weigel as the voice of Death in Savitri…”
 

“Singing from the back of the Conservatory’s theater, Weigel gave Death’s long phrases an ominous, sustained authority.”
 

“Minutes later, even as he was retreating, Weigel found a weighty solemnity in Death’s exit.”

- San Francisco Classical Voice, Steven Winn

“Death was sung by David Weigel, whose stentorian bass-baritone has great power and elegance.”

- Berkley Daily Planet, James Roy MacBean

MEROLA GRAND FINALE 2013

“Bass-baritone David Weigel delivered a stentorian, superbly shaped rendition of "O tu, Palermo" from Verdi's I vespri siciliani.”

- San Francisco Chronicle, Joshua Kosman