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David Soar

David Soar


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

Highlights in his 201617 season include Animal Tamer & Athlete Lulu (English National Opera), Mr Flint in a new production of Billy Budd (Madrid’s Teatro Réal) and Cadmus & Somnus in a new production of Semele (Garsington Opera). Concert engagements include The Dream of Gerontius (Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Edward Gardner), Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Royal Flemish Philharmonic/Philippe Herreweghe) and Berlioz’ La damnation de Faust (Hallé Orchestra/Sir Mark Elder).

Recent appearances have included Colline La bohème and Masetto Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera); Escamillo Carmen, Masetto Don Giovanni, Mr Flint Billy Budd and Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia (Glyndebourne); Le Duc Roméo et Juliette (Salzburg Festival); Quinault Adriana Lecouvreur (Covent Garden); Nilakantha Lakmé (Opera Holland Park); Basilio The Barber of Seville, Roy Disney The Perfect American and Bernardino Benvenuto Cellini (English National Opera) and Leporello Don Giovanni, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro, Escamillo and Sparafucile Rigoletto (Welsh National Opera).

Future seasons see him return to the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, the English National Opera and Madrid’s Teatro Réal.

Highlights on the concert platform include The Dream of Gerontius and Frère Laurent Roméo et Juliette (BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis), Messiah (The English Concert/Harry Bicket & Academy of Ancient Music/Richard Egarr), Haydn’s Die sieben letzte Worte (Orchestre des Champs Elysées/Phillippe Herreweghe), the title role in Handel’s Saul (BBC Singers), Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins (Hallé Orchestra/Sir Mark Elder), Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/John Storgards), Wozzeck (Philharmonia/Esa-Pekka Salonen), Seneca L’incoronazione di Poppea (Academy of Ancient Music/Richard Egarr), and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Sir Charles Mackerras).

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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