David Young is a singer, actor, and dancer based in New York City. Originally from Texas, he started performing at a young age and received his BM in vocal performance from DePauw University, where he studied with Caroline Smith and was awarded the prestigious Fitzpatrick Opera Award. Recently, David made his professional debut with Opera Grand Rapids as Martin Halstrom in Penny by Douglas Pew.
While at DePauw, David performed in a variety of musicals, operas, plays, and short films, such as A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Monty Navarro), La bella dormente nel bosco (Il Principe), Macbeth (Macbeth), Cendrillon (Le Prince Charmant), Le nozze di Figaro (Don Basilio), Young Frankenstein (Victor Frankenstein, The Hermit), and Street Scene (Harry Easter). He was also a winner of the 2017 and 2019 DePauw Concerto Competition, where he performed Mozart's “In quegl’anni,” and R. Strauss'“Heimliche Aufforderung” and “Morgen” in concert with the DePauw Symphony Orchestra.
In 2018, he performed the role of Eisenstein in Opera in the Ozark’s Die Fledermaus, where he was the youngest person in OIO’s history to perform a lead role in a mainstage production. In 2019, David joined the College Light Opera Vocal Company where he performed the roles of Captain Corcoran (H.M.S. Pinafore), Sir Francis Chesney (Where’s Charley?), Conrad Birdie (Bye Bye Birdie), George Banks (Mary Poppins), and Sir Roderic Murgatroyd (Ruddigore).