David Dolata

Theorbo from back

2009 CD recording:  Battaglia d'Amore: the Music of Bellerofonte Castaldi with Il Furioso  (Victor Coelho, David Dolata, Gian Paolo Fagotto, and others) in Friuli, Italy and Miami, Florida. Toccata Classics. Sample vocal selection: Hor meno lieti.

2005 CD recording with Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra in Cleveland in December. Praetorius Christmas Vespers on Koch International. KIC-CID-7673.

2004 CD recording:  Kapsberger’s 1623 Book of Arias with Il Furioso (Victor Coelho, David Dolata, Gian Paolo Fagotto, Janet Youngdahl) and others for Toccata Classics.  TOCC 0027.

2000 CD recording: Remembrance, Three Centuries of Cello Music by Women with ARS FEMINA, Nannerl Records.

1999 CD recording: Isabella Leonarda, The Muse of Novara with ARS FEMINA, Nannerl Records.

1997 Florida Grand Opera - Monteverdi’s “L’Incoronazione di Poppea,” Harry Bickett, conductor and David Daniels in the lead role.

1996 Glimmerglass Opera - Cavalli’s “La Calisto,” Jane Glover, conductor.  CD recording of the same for BBC.

1996-97 – Broadcast recordings for NPR, BBC, and CBS Sunday Morning.

1993 Cleveland Museum of Art Baroque Musical Tour recording of the music of Barbara Strozzi with Janet Youngdahl.

1992 – Oberon, The Faery Prince – widely available video produced by Ross Duffin at Case Western Reserve University.

1987 – Michelle Himmel, harp LP recording.  Windsong Records.


David Lute

Boston Early Music Festival, Boston Renaissance Ensemble, Boston University, Colorado College, Early Music Voices (Calgary), University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, Alexandria Choral Society, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Opera Department, Apollo’s Fire, Jaap Schroeder & the Cleveland Baroque Soloists, Ars Femina, Vocal Arts Ensemble, Oberon’s Fancy (with David Douglass), Cincinnati Baroque Chamber Soloists, Cleveland Museum of Art, Piccolo Spoleto Festival (Charleston, S.C.), Allegro: Baroque and Beyond, Northwest Bach Festival, Wake Forest University, Florida International University Fall Festival, Seraphic Fire, Miami Bach Society - performances on theorbo, tiorbino, archlute, baroque lute, renaissance lute, guitar, baroque guitar, renaissance guitar, and cittern.

Press Clippings

Apollo's Fire Photo

Lawrence Budman (Miami Herald Music Critic) at www.lawrencebudman.com:

Indeed, he is a real virtuoso on that instrument.

Miami Herald:

David Dolata provided elegant, beautifully integrated support on the lute.

Goldberg Magazine:

The solo theorbo pieces demonstrate considerable musical maturity and skills on the instrument by both Victor Coelho and David Dolata.


The theorbo playing is often imaginitive and occasionally prosaic.

The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington):

I could have listened to him play all night.

International Record Review:

Dolata and Coelho are sure-figured and refined lutenists.... The instrumental accompaniment for all the songs is superb. The theorbo’s clear, deep, saturated tones make it well suited for accompanying the voice, but the continuo is further enriched by the addition of a second theorbo, the tiorbino, an archlute and a harpsichord in different combinations, providing inventive and sensitive figured bass realisations.

Lute News:

All [duos] are beautifully performed by Dolata and Coelho with - crisp sense of rhythm, neat passage
work, beautifully clear contrapuntal lines and nicely judged contrasts in dynamics.



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