Tenor David Walton has performed roles such as “Rinuccio” in Gianni Schicchi and “Marco” in The Gondoliers with the Ole Miss Opera Theatre in Oxford, Mississippi. He also sang “Tamino” and “Ernesto” with Atlantic Music Festival. After singing three years with the Cantus Vocal Ensemble in Minneapolis, he has made numerous appearances with Minnesota Opera including “Postiglione” in La Fanciulla del West and “Ed Mavole” in the world premiere of Kevin Puts’ Manchurian Candidate. Later this year, he will be a resident artist with Minnesota Opera for their 2015-16 season singing “Brighella” in Ariadne auf Naxos, “Spoletta” in Tosca, and covering “Tamino” in The Magic Flute. He participated as a Gerdine Young Artist this summer with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, covering “Matthew Gurney” in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline, and singing as a soloist with the Saint Louis Symphony. He recently toured “Azor” in Gretry’s Zemire et Azor with Opera for the Young, and was a finalist in the Upper Midwest region for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He recently performed Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang with Lipscomb University in Nashville is the scheduled tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah this December with the South Dakota Symphony.