French : Mother tongue
English : Bilingual
GermanItalianSpanish : Proficient
Finnish, Portuguese, Hebrew : Working knowledge
Russian : Basic phonetic and grammatical knowledge

I would consider studying a new language to sing a role.


Past Voice Teacher
Pamela Kucenic


Bachelor of Arts, Music Program
CUNY – Brooklyn College
Masters in Law, International Law
Université de Paris II-Panthéon Assas


Photography and Visual Poetry :
Electric and Steel String acoustic Guitar
Soprano Saxophone

333 words bio

Born in Paris, Baritone David Mimran spent his early childhood in Brazil. He holds a Masters of Law (International Law) from Université de Paris II and practiced law until he moved to New York in 2000 and started studying music at City University of New York (CUNY). He made his operatic debut that same year at the Walt Whitman Theater in Brooklyn as the Tree in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges.

While he had no prior singing experience, David had intensively studied the major languages of opera, adding German – prompted by a seminal audition of Wagner’s Parsifal – Italian, and Finnish, to English and French.

Since 2000, David has since sung in dozens of staged performances with New York based opera companies, interpreting leading bass-baritone roles such as Sam in Ballo in Maschera, Silva in Ernani, Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’amore, Caporal in La fille du régiment, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Count Ceprano in Rigoletto, Sagrestano in Tosca, Benoît & Alcindoro in La bohème, Niejus & Cascada in The Merry Widow, Frank in Fledermaus and Morales & Zuniga in Carmen.

His great vocal flexibility, powerful squillo and natural acting skills allow him to interpret buffo and tragic roles with intention and nuance.

He has explored the baroque bass repertoire with Haendel’s Giulio Cesare (Achille), Alcina (Melisso), Apollo & Dafne (Apollo) and works by Rameau in performances of Pygmalion and Hippolyte et Aricie and a masterclass by internationally renowned tenor Marcello Giordani.

Since 2015, he has focused exclusively on the Baritone repertoire, performing Il Conte di Luna in Trovatore in 2015 and Rodrigo in Don Carlo, in 2016.   

In concert he has performed Dapertutto‘s aria “Scintille Diamant” from Contes d’Hoffmann and Malatesta‘s “Bella siccome un angelo” from Don Pasquale. 

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