Chicago native David Govertsen recently completed his tenure as a member of the Ryan Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago where his mainstage assignments included roles in The Magic Flute, Boris Godunov, Werther and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. He returned to Lyric this season to sing the Haushofmeister in Capriccio.
In addition to his work on the Lyric stage, this season Mr. Govertsen appeared as the Apparition in Macbeth with the Chicago Symphony under the baton of Maestro Riccardo Muti. Other operatic highlights of the season include featured roles in double bills at both Santa Fe Opera and Chicago Opera Theater, as well as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with Candid Concert Opera, Zaccaria in Nabucco with da Corneto Opera, and Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Main Street Opera.
Mr. Govertsen made his Carnegie Hall debut as the Herald in Otello with the Chicago Symphony conducted by Riccardo Muti. He is an alumnus of both the Santa Fe and Central City Opera apprentice programs and holds degrees from Northwestern University, Northern Illinois University and the College of DuPage.
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