Douglas Purcell

Douglas Purcell has been critically acclaimed for the “strength, beauty and effortless top” of his lyric tenor. In recent seasons of Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, he has been soloist in Haydn Dixit Dominus, Handel Harmoniemesse, Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, and the special St. Ignatius Jesuits in America: Zipoli and his World concert. Mr. Purcell has performed with The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, and New York City Ballet. In frequent appearances with MasterVoices (née Collegiate Chorale), he has been a soloist in Purcell’s Dido and Æneas, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Fidelio and Choral Fantasy at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, as well as Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms in New York. Other solo appearances include American Symphony Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Westchester Symphony. He is featured on the Helicon Classics recording with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta of Bach’s Cantata 140