"Voluminous bass-baritone sound, using the wealth of his vocal abilities in perfection" (BR Klassik): David Jerusalem is one of the most sought-after vocal artists of his generation in both opera, concert and art song. Conductors like Christian Thielemann, Sir Simon Rattle, Ivor Bolton and Jaime Martín are fascinated by the "stunning changes of vocal character" (Bavarian Radio) and the clear articulation of this powerful young voice. His debut CD featuring ballads by Schubert and Loewe received multiple awards and international critical acclaim.
David Jerusalem is in great demand as a singer in opera, concert and art song alike. With the Berlin Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle, Academy of St Martin in the Fields or Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin he has appeared at major festivals and opera houses, including at Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. Recent engagements brought him as Gremin (Eugen Onegin/Tchaikowsky) under Michael Hofstetter and to Teatro Real in Madrid as Angelo (Das Liebesverbot/Wagner) under the baton of Ivor Bolton.
In opera, Mr. Jerusalem sang in Richard Strauss' Salome with DSO Berlin under Stefan Soltesz in Baden-Baden. He returned to the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos with the Dresden Staatskapelle under Christian Thielemann and as Man in Armor (Die Zauberflöte/Mozart) with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle. 2012 saw his debut at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and the Schleswig-Holstein-Musikfestival as Timur (Turandot/Puccini) with NDR Radiophilharmonie. Invitations also brought him to Nuremberg's Meistersingerhalle and, together with Münchener Bach-Chor and Bach Collegium München under Hansjörg Albrecht, to Munich's Philharmonie am Gasteig. At Teatro Monumental in Madrid, David Jerusalem sang Haydn's Die Schöpfung with Orquesta Sinfónica y Coro RTVE under Jaime Martin. He also toured Bach's St. Matthew Passion together with the Noord Nederlands Orkest under Michael Hofstetter.
While still a student, David Jerusalem joined the Young Singers Programme at Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, where he later became a member of the ensemble. Düsseldorf saw his role debuts as Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro/Mozart), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte/Mozart), Timur (Turandot/Puccini), Donner (Das Rheingold/Wagner) and Sparafucile (Rigoletto/Verdi), among others. Guest appearances as Nachtwächter (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg/Wagner) with the Tiroler Festspiele Erl, tours with the Academy St. Martin in the Fields under Sir Neville Marriner and performances at the Schubertiade of the Budapest Spring Festival followed. From 2006 to 2009 already, David Jerusalem had appeared in a wide range of roles at Kammeroper München, including as Astolfo (Orlando furioso/Vivaldi) at Munich's Prinzregententheater.
His Solo-Debut-CD with ballads by Schubert and Loewe, recorded together with pianist Eric Schneider, was released with Haenssler Classic and nominated as Best Vocal Album 2018 at the ICMA.
David Jerusalem, born in Munich, completed his studies in 2010 at Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg. 2013 he graduated with honours from Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, where he had studied with Konrad Jarnot. Master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Dame Felicity Lott, Edith Wiens, Irwin Gage, Tom Krause, Peter Schreier and Rudolf Pirnay completed his education.