David Salsbery Fry


David Salsbery Fry is a bass opera singer, actor, and advocate for performers with disabilities. Praised for his “extremely sensual and almost impossibly deep tones” by concerti, he is the grand prize winner of the Bidu Sayão International Vocal Competition.

This is Mr. Fry’s sixth appearance with Odyssey Opera. Previous roles include Don Alonzo & L’Envoyé Maure in Le Cid (2015), Bertrand in The Maid of Orleans (2017), Usher, Second Herald, Peasant & Bass Solo in Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher (2018), Méthousaël & Sadoc in La reine de Saba (2018) and The Earl of Pembroke in The Chronicle of Nine (2020).

Other notable engagements include Butt the Hoopoe in Wuorinen and Fenton’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories for BMOP, Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail for St. Petersburg Opera, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia for Vero Beach Opera, and the world premiere productions of Wheeler and Jacobs’s Naga, Karchin and Osen’s Jane Eyre, Czernowin and Perceval’s Infinite Now and Maor and Levy’s The Sleeping Thousand.

His writing includes articles for Classical Post, Classical Singer, HowlRound, The Liberated Voice, and Opera and Disability. He is also a featured contributor to Claudia Friedlander’s The Singer’s Audition & Career Handbook and James Harrington’s Building a Career in Opera from School to Stage: Operapreneurship.

More on Mr. Fry’s life and career can be found at davidsalsberyfry.com and in the October 2015 issue of Classical Singer.