David Ronis


David Ronis has sustained a rich and diverse career as a director, teacher, singer, actor, and administrator for over 25 years.

  • In August, 2016, after serving as its Interim Director of Opera for two years, David Ronis became the inaugural Karen K. Bishop Director of Opera at the Mead Witter School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Previously, he taught at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, City University of New York, where he was the Director of the award winning Queens College Opera Studio and Hofstra University, where he has taught voice and diction.
  • His productions of Transformations (2016), Le nozze di Figaro (2015), Albert Herring (2014), Dialogues of the Carmelites (2014), Argento’s Postcard From Morocco (2011), and Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (2009)  were prize winners in the National Opera Association’s Opera Production Competition.
  • He is the Co-founder and Co-director of the Baroque Opera Workshop at Queens College, which recently celebrated it’s seventh successful season.  He has also been a faculty member at both La Musica Lirica and La Lingua della Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy, (the same city in which he will also direct Suor Angelica in 2017’s La Musica Lirica program), the Westchester Summer Vocal Institute, and the Maryland Summer Center for the Arts.
  • A frequent master classes and workshop presenter, David also coaches singers on acting and audition skills.
  • First trained as a classical singer, he sang over 50 operatic roles with more than 30 companies in Europe and Asia, and the U.S.  In concert, he appeared as soloist at Carnegie, Avery Fisher, and Alice Tully Halls in New York as well as in other venues throughout the country. David toured the country performing the roles of Monsieur D’Arque and Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. He has worked on-camera in independent and industrial films and been featured in nationally televised commercials and print advertisements.
  • David is on the board of directors of the National Opera Association, and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the College Music Society, Actors’ Equity Association, the American Guild of Musical Artists, and the Screen Actors Guild.

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