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About David

David Soar was born in Nottinghamshire and studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio.

Recent roles on the opera stage have included Capulet in a new production of Romeo et Juliette for Opernhaus Zürich; Colline (La bohème) for the Royal Opera House; Masetto (Don Giovanni) and Colline for The Metropolitan Opera; Mr Flint (Billy Budd) for the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Madrid’s Teatro Real; Sir Walter Raleigh (Gloriana) and Animal Trainer/Athlete (Lulu) for the English National Opera and Escamillo (Carmen) for the Welsh National Opera and the Glyndebourne Festival.

In demand on the concert platform, David’s recent engagements have included Beethoven’s Christus am Ölberge (LSO/Sir Simon Rattle & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Rattle), Harapha in Handel’s Samson at the Edinburgh Festival (Dunedin Consort/John Butt), Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius (BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis, Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Edward Gardner & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins), Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Royal Flemish Philharmonic/Philippe Herreweghe & Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España/Masaaki Suzuki), Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium (Royal Northern Sinfonia/Lars Vogt), Méphistophélès in Berlioz’ La damnation de Faust (Orchestra of Opera North/Simon Wright), Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins (Hallé Orchestra/Sir Mark Elder), Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/John Storgårds) and Bauer in Schönberg’s Gurrelieder (Philharmonia/Esa-Pekka Salonen).

Recordings include The Dream of Gerontius and Roméo et Juliette for Chandos (both BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis); Stanford’s Stabat Mater for Naxos (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/David Hill); Stravinsky’s Threni (Royal Flemish Philharmonic/Phillippe Herreweghe) and Adriana Lecouvreur on DVD for Opus Arte with Angela Gheorghiu and Jonas Kaufmann (Royal Opera House Orchestra/Sir Mark Elder).

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23/24 Season Highlights

Sep 2023 - Oct 2023
English National Opera
Britten Peter Grimes (Hobson)
Nov 2023 - Nov 2023
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
Stravinsky Les Noces San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
Dec 2023 - Jan 2024
Opernhaus Zürich
Sondheim Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin)