Originally from Elmore, Ohio, John David Nevergall’s formal music training began with, and focused upon, classical and jazz percussion. His work in vocal music came to the fore only after he completed much of his graduate education. While spending his days working as a bus driver, John David made his professional opera debut as Rodolfo in Opera Columbus’ award-winning production of La Bohème. Since that time, John David has appeared around the United States, including engagements with Tulsa Opera, Nevada Opera, Central City Opera, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Missouri Symphony. As a concert soloist, John David has performed numerous masterworks, including Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elias, and Handel’s Messiah. In April of 2016, he made his debut at Boston’s historic Symphony Hall as the Tenor Soloist for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of renowned maestro Ken-David Masur.
John David is an alumnus of the prestigious Boston University Opera Institute, where he was a student of Jerrold Pope. In addition to this, he has trained as an apprentice artist with Tulsa Opera, Central City Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and Des Moines Metro Opera. John David was named a winner in the Boston District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2016. During the following year, he was selected as a Phyllis Curtin Artist by the Boston University Opera Institute. Along with these honors, John David has received grants and awards from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, The Ohio State University, and Central City Opera. Learn more about John David by visiting www.johndavidnevergall.com