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Soar, David (bass)
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David Soar (bass)

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

Recent highlights include Lodovico in Verdi’s Otello at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Pizzaro in Beethoven’s Fidelio for Garsington Opera; and his debut appearance with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle.

Other recent roles have included Colline (Puccini’s La bohème); Leporello and Masetto (Mozart’s Don Giovanni); Mr Flint (Britten’s Billy Budd); Zuniga and Escamillo (Bizet’s Carmen); Quinault (Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur); Collatinus (Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia); Raleigh (Britten’s Gloriana); Le Duc (Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette); Basilio (Rossini’s The Barber of Seville); Animal Tamer and Athlete (Berg’s Lulu); Roy Disney (Philip Glass’s The Perfect American); Bernardino (Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini); Figaro (Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro); and Sparafucile (Verdi’s Rigoletto), at opera houses and festivals including the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Glyndebourne; Madrid’s Teatro Réal; Salzburg Festival; the Grange Festival; English National Opera; and Welsh National Opera. In future seasons he will return to the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and give his debut at the Opernhaus Zürich.

Concert highlights include Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius and Frère Laurent in Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette (Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Alain Altinoglu and the Orchestre National de Lyon); Handel’s Messiah (Harry Bicket and The English Concert, and Richard Egarr and The Academy of Ancient Music); Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Philippe Herreweghe and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic (now Antwerp Symphony Orchestra); the title role in Handel’s Saul with the BBC Singers; and Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra.


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