Hailing from Iowa City, Iowa, David Maize has been performing in the North Carolina area for nearly ten years, having made appearances in tandem with The Fletcher Opera Institute as Medoro in Franz Josef Haydn’s “Orlando Paladino,” Cornaccio in John Musto’s “Volpone,” L’intende in Gaetano Donizetti’s “Linda di Chamounix” and Brighella in Richard Strauss' “Ariadne auf Naxos.” Maize will be returning to the stage as Count Riccardo in Gaetano Doinzetti’s “Maria di Rohan” for the 2023-24 season.
Locally and abroad, he has participated in a slew of operas ranging from the serious as a French Soldier in Kevin Putts' “Silent Night,” to the delight-fully silly in Gilbert and Sullivan's “The Pirates of Penzance” with Piedmont Opera, where last season he made his debut as Gastone in Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata.”
Outside of North Carolina Maize has performed at the Princeton Festival in Benjamin Britten's “Peter Grimes,” Ludwig van Beethoven's “Fidelio” and as soloist with their Baroque Orchestra. In his very first overseas venture Maize will be studying at the International Performing Arts Institute in Kiefersfelden Germany.
B.M. Vocal PerformanceUNC School of the Arts