Praised by The New York Times for his “appealingly textured sound,” baritone David McFerrin has achieved critical acclaim in a wide variety of repertoire. On the opera stage this season he sings three roles with Boston Lyric Opera, including the Officer in Phillip Glass’ two-character drama In the Penal Colony. Upcoming concert engagements include the Handel and Haydn Society on their California tour and a Vermont Symphony debut. Past credits include Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, and the Boston Pops. Mr. McFerrin has sung in recital at the Caramoor, Ravinia and Marlboro Music Festivals. He has also performed in residency with the French ensemble, Les Arts Florissants, and is a member of the vocal group Blue Heron.