Angelicas Bell Theatre Presents - Opera, Metal and Mystery
Opera, Metal and Mystery
863 Main St.
Redwood City, CA, 94063
Opera, Metal and Mystery
Soprano Suzanne Wood most recently appeared on the Cabrillo Community College stage as Yum-Yum in the beloved Gilbert and Sullivan classic The Mikado. Ms. Wood frequently sings with Lyric Theatre of San Jose. Recent roles with Lyric Theatre include Youca in L'etoile, Kate in The Yeoman of the Guard, Blush-of-Morning in The Rose of Persia, and Kate in Pirates of Penzance. In 2010, Suzanne was featured as a soloist at Sarah's Vineyard in Gilroy. She holds a Master's degree in Voice Performance from San Jose State University. During her tenure at San Jose State University, she sang the role of Juno in Cavalli's LaCalisto with Collegium Musicum, SJSU's early music ensemble. She was featured as a soloist in Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 with the San Jose State University Concert Choir.
An avid recitalist, Ms. Wood gave a full-length graduate recital at SJSU, comprised entirely of women composers. This recital took several months to research and included music by Libby Larsen, Amy Beach, Clara Schumann, Pauline Viardot, and others.
David Wood began his musical career at an early age. Over the years he has distinguished himself as a unique and talented composer, songwriter, studio musician, international performing artist, professional dholi, and mentor.
Currently, David plays trumpet, trombone, and guitar for the Punjabi funk-hop band BlackMahal, featuring the world famous Dholi/Punjabi Folk icon Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti. In Summer 2012, BlackMahal performed for the Montreal Jazz Festival in Quebec, Canada; the Concert of Colors in Detroit, Michigan; and the San Jose Jazz Festival in San Jose, California.
David plays bugchu for the Gabroo Punjabis Bhangra Team, who won first place for the best live team and best band in the battle of the bands at the 2011 Nachda Punjab Bhangra Competition.
David also plays lead guitar and trumpet for Haberdasher, a blues/folk/rock band based in San Francisco, California.
David is currently recording his first solo studio album with Vinson Hudson of London Labs in Redwood City, California. The album combines influences from David's favorite musical categories and promises to be a unique and tantalizing blend of sound, rhythm, and melody.
David recently teamed up with operatic soprano Suzanne Wood to form the group Brass and Bravura, a truly groundbreaking project.
David is available for weddings baraats, mehndis, sangeets, birthdays, and other parties and celebrations. He is also available for private music lessons and session work.
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