SARATOGA SPRINGS–Chazzan Cantor David Babinet will present a program reviewing his journey as a music performer as part of the Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival on Tuesday, July 9. The program will be held at the Saratoga Chabad, 130 Circular St., at 7 p.m. There will also be a wine tasting and desserts.
Babinet, a New York native earned a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in vocal performance and a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Beginning his career in the classical music his talents as a vocalist and performer brought invitations to sing at venues such as the Los Angeles Opera where he sang Marcello in La Boehme, and the Opera San Jose where he sang Count Almaviva in La Nozze di Figaro, as well as the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel where he sang Ford in the opera Falstaff. Babinet was a member of the Portland Opera resident artist program, a participant in the Chicago Opera Theatre’s young artist program, and a member of the Los Angeles Opera Resident Artist Program. Babinet was a winner of the 2003 Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Auditions. He also won first place in the Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition, Nunzio Crisci.
Today he is a cantor. “Cantor David Babinet has been titled “The New Voice of Chazanus” and he is rapidly becoming a sought-after chazzan, according to Rabbi Abba Rubin, director of the Saratoga Chabad.
A $10 admission donation is requested. Information may be obtained by contacting the rabbi at
518-526-0773 or by e-mail, email@example.com