FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2013
Dr. Susan Smith
JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – The Missouri Southern State University Music Department will present a Voice Master Class featuring David Feiertag, Bass, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall on the campus of Missouri Southern State University.
The event is free and open to the public.
David Feiertag, bass, is well known for his impressive interpretations in a wide variety of styles ranging from Monteverdi to Wagner to Aaron Copland. Mr. Feiertag has sung with many of America's finest opera companies including Fresno Grand Opera, Sarasota Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Mobile Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Wichita Grand Opera & Carnegie Hall. He has brought to life such characters as Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Hunding (Die Walkure), Colline (La Bohème), Il Grande Inquisitore (Don Carlo), Il Re (Aida), Zuniga (Carmen), and Betto (Gianni Schicchi).
As Olin Blitch (Susannah), the Fresno Bee commented that he "sang with authority and just the right measure of irony to capture the hypocrisy of the religious leader. His voice and demeanor commanded every scene in which he appeared."
The Mobile Register noted that "the booming bass" of his Grandpa Moss "conveys the strength and resolve of a man who earns his living off the land." Mr. Feiertag has appeared as the bass soloist in Mozart's Vesperae Solemnes at Carnegie Hall and was featured on the ESPY awards broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall.
Equally at home in musicals and operetta with roles such as Lord Brockhurst (The Boyfriend), Hucklebee (The Fantasticks), and Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd), Mr. Feiertag has even been compared to the great D'Oyly Carte star Donald Adams with his portrayals of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado (The Mikado) and the The Pirate King (The Pirates of Penzance). He appeared as the bass soloist in Verdi's Requiem with Taconic Opera/Chappaqua Symphony, as well as singing the role of Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni for Taconic Opera and Montano for Fresno Grand Opera's production of Otello.
Recently Mr. Feiertag has performed Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Dr. Bartolo in Il barbierie di Siviglia with Salt Mash Opera and Mendocino Opera Fresca, Sir Tristan in Martha with Liederkranz Foundation, Talpa in Il Tabarro with Harrisburg Opera and the bass soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Wichita Choral Society. Most recently Mr. Feiertag sang Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte as a Special Guest Artist with the Wichita State University Opera Theatre and was a leading soloist in a concert with international artists performing traditional religious music from around the world.