David’s repertoire encompasses an extraordinarily wide range, from Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s Creation to 20th century masterpieces such as Britten’s War Requiem and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius.
Operatic tenor roles include the title role in Britten’s Albert Herring; Quint in Turn of the Screw and Male Chorus in the Rape of Lucretia; Belmonte in Mozart’s Entführung Serail and Loge in Wagner’s Das Rheingold.
In Germany he sang the title role in Mozart’s Idomeneo in Neu Munster, performed the title role in Lohengrin for Saarbrucken Opera House, and in the same role understudied the great German tenor Peter Seiffert in Luxemburg.
Whilst in Germany, he also sang various choral and lieder concerts including songs by Schubert, Schumann, Haydn and Beethoven (he recorded Beethoven’s Scottish Lieder for Brilliant Classics).
Amongst works performed was Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Panama City and in the Edinburgh Festival, Schubert’s masterpiece Die Winterreise and the tenor role in Ricci’s opera Le Prigione di Edimburgo. More recently in Berlin and Lübeck respectively, David performed Dvorak’s Die Geisterbraut with Berliner Cappella Choir who regularly invite him back to sing and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and the role of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte.
David’s New Zealand engagements included, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius for Auckland Choral; Mendelssohn’s St Paul for Bach Musica and the Messiah with City Choir Dunedin.
In Germany and Poland he performed Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Berliner Choir and in New Zealand will sing the Evangelist in St John’s Passion for Bach Musica NZ and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius for Brisbane Chorale.
David is now living in Sydney working with Opera Australia.