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“Ferreira and McFerrin both turned in excellent performances . . McFerrin’s ample baritone was darkly authoritative and impassioned. Both voices easily filled the space, and both singers brought impressive physicality to the performance”
-Opera News review of Boston Lyric Opera’s In the Penal Colony, February 2016

“The disturbingly eloquent baritone David McFerrin”
-Wall Street Journal review of McFerrin’s portrayal of the Officer in Boston Lyric Opera’s In the Penal Colony,
November 18, 2015


“The outstanding pair of Neal Ferreira (Visitor) and David McFerrin (Officer) carried the show . . David McFerrin drilled through the Officer’s cinderblock vocal lines with unflinching conviction. The character was at first entirely emotionless and official, standing ramrod straight, but the Officer’s stunted, sadomasochistic psyche gradually exposed itself as McFerrin removed the layers of his space suit . . his voice took on notes of frightening desperation without losing an ounce of strength.”
- Boston Musical Intelligencer review of Boston Lyric Opera’s In the Penal Colony, November 13, 2015

“Ferreira and McFerrin are excellent . . the singers project such impeccable diction”
- WBUR Artery review of Boston Lyric Opera’s In the Penal Colony, November 12, 2015

“Baritone David McFerrin . . wielded his powerful stage presence and dark mahogany-hued timbre to great dramatic and comedic effect. He demonstrated enormous range, evoking a scene of ghostly horror in a sequence from Oedipus, while as the title character in “Scene of the Drunken Poet” from Fairy Queen, he strutted his hour on the stage with uproariously dissipated glee. . by the time the cast and orchestra arrived at the soothing, almost narcotic harmonies of the closing line “let him sleep”, one felt McFerrin had thoroughly earned his rest.”
- Boston Musical Intelligencer review of the Henry Purcell Society of Boston’s “Incidental Theater Music of Henry Purcell,” September 22, 2015

“Neil Ferreira, Samuel Levine and David McFerrin, as the travelers, are somehow larger than life as a trio, and they manage MacMillan’s difficult part-writing with ease”
-Opera News review of the recording of Boston Lyric Opera’s Clemency, February 2015

“David McFerrin made a powerful impression as the betrayed King Mark”
- Opera News review of Boston Lyric Opera’s Love Potion, Feburary 2015

“Among soloists, baritone David McFerrin provided the highlights. He brought about as much operatic drama to the work as it could take, snapping off the German consonants with relish as he delivered a stirring performance of the aria “Ich will von Jesu Wundern singen” (I will sing of the wonders of Jesus).”
- South Florida Classical Review of Seraphic Fire’s program, February 15, 2014

“I was taken elsewhere with performances by basses Woodrow Bynum and David McFerrin”
-Hub Review of Handel and Haydn Society’s BachB Minor Mass, October 24, 2013

“As the Trojan prince Aeneas, the baritone David McFerrin delivered the complete
package –a commanding stage presence and a voice of seductive vocal beauty that made him a convincing object of the queen’s love.”
- South Florida Classical Review of Seraphic Fire’s Dido and Aeneas, February 23, 2013