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American baritone Ashley David Prewett studied at Texas Tech University and the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, before joining the Operavenir Studio at Theater Basel. During this time, he appeared as Kuligin in Kát’a Kabanová, Silvano in Un ballo in Maschera, De Brétigny in Manon, and Peter in Hänsel und Gretel. In Tel Aviv, he performed Schaunard in La Bohème and Le Marquis in Dialogues des Carmélites.

An ensemble member of Oper Stuttgart between 2014 and 2018, his roles for this house have included Schaklovity in Chowanschtschina, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin, Schaunard in La Bohème, Angelotti in Tosca, Marullo in Rigoletto, Gran Sacerdote in Nabucco, Barone Douphol in La Traviata, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, Lakai in Ariadne auf Naxos, Ottokar in Der Freischütz, Melot in Tristan und Isolde, Morales in Carmen,  Patrocle in Iphigénie en Aulide and The Traveller/ Elderly Fop/ Old Gondolier/ Hotel Manager/ Hotel Barber/ Leader of the Players/ Voice of Dionysus in Death in Venice.
Elsewhere, he has sung the European premiere of Mohammed Fairouz' oratorio Zabur with the Bochumer Symphoniker and given house debuts as Ostario in Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini at Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg and Teatro alla Scala in Milan in new productions by Nicola Raab and David Pountney respectively.

In the season 2018/19 Mr. Prewett returns to the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg as Ottokar and gives role and house debuts as Gellner in Catalani’s La Wally at the Teatro Comunale di Bolzano and as Pietro in Simon Boccanegra at the Opéra National Montpellier.
"The bass-baritone, Ashley David Prewett, in the role of Wally’s rejected suitor, Gellner, made an excellent impression. His voice is firm, powerful with a beautiful timbre, which he employed with surety, crafting phrases which brought an emotional depth to his character. It was an expressive and well-sung performance. Towards the end of the first act, Gellner confronts Wally about his feelings for her in the aria, “T’amo ben io!” Prewett brilliantly capturing his emotional state in an impassioned lyrical outpouring of love[...]", Teatro Comunale, Bolzano - La Wally, April 2019
"Sehr gut auch Ashley David Prewett als Melot..."
Oper Aktuell, Oper Stuttgart - Tristan und Isolde, July 2016
"Ein weiterer Höhepunkt der Inszenierung ist schließlich die brutale Ermordung Andrej Chowanskys durch den von Ashley David Prewett ungeheuer emotional verkörperten Schaklowityi."
Der Neue Merker, Oper Stuttgart - Chowanschtschina, November 2014
"Sehr beachtlich schlägt sich Ashley David Prewett als skrupelloser Bojar Schaklowityi, den die Regie in chices Oligarchen-Outfit kleidet."
Schwaebisches Tagblatt, Oper Stuttgart - Chowanschtschina, November 2014

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