Born in Barnsley. Whilst studying Classics at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, he devoted the greater part of his time to performing Gilbert & Sullivan tenor roles. On completing his degree he took a place at the Royal College of Music, gaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Performance.
Since leaving college David has sung with Glyndebourne Festival, Holland Park, Carl Rosa, the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, Grange Park, the Nationale Reisopera of the Netherlands, and Wexford Festival Opera (Goro Madama Butterfly and Dr Caius Falstaff). He has appeared twice with British Youth Opera: as Colonel Fairfax in their 2001 production of The Yeomen of the Guard and in 2003 as Flute in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, also participating in various other BYO projects including workshops and concerts, including masterclasses with Thomas Hemsley and Philip Langridge.
Recently, he has worked with Minotaur Music Theatre (as Pierre – the title role – in Holst’s The Wandering Scholar, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni & Mr Box Cox & Box) ; Charles Court Opera ( Mr Box Cox & Box, Mozart Mozart & Salieri, Mr Pettinger The Impresario, Ralph Rackstraw HMS Pinafore, Nanki Poo The Mikado); Longborough Festival Opera, (El Remendado Carmen) and the New London Opera Group, as Thaddeus in Balfe’s neglected opera, The Bohemian Girl.