Tenor

David Webb

Harewood Artist at the English National Opera

© Leo Holden

Introduction

British tenor David Webb is a graduate of the Royal College of Music International Opera School.

A Harewood Artist at the English National Opera, he returns to the company this season as Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as Messenger in a new production of Aida and he makes his debut at the Salzburg Festival.

Previously, he has sung Frederic The Pirates of Penzance and Young Sailor Tristan und Isolde for the English National Opera; Arsace in Cavalli’s Hipermestra and Brighella Ariadne auf Naxos for the Glyndebourne Festival and the roles of High Priest, Abner, Amalekite & Doeg in Barrie Kosky’s acclaimed production of Handel’s Saul for Glyndebourne on Tour.

His concert engagements include Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium (Royal Northern Sinfonia/Lars Vogt); Britten’s Canticle II Abraham and Isaac with David Daniels and Martin Katz (Wigmore Hall); Evangelist Matthäus-Passion (Les Violons du Roy/Bernard Labadie), Evangelist Johannes Passion (Oslo Cathedral Choir/Vivianne Sydnes), Handel’s Messiah (Royal Northern Sinfonia/Martyn Brabbins & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra/Ben Gernon) and Mozart’s Requiem (Mozart Festival Orchestra/Michael Bawtree).


Performance Schedule

  • 19:30 01 Mar 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    BRITTEN ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Conductor: Alexander Soddy
    Director: Robert Carsen
    Oberon: Christopher Ainslie
    Tytania: Soraya Mafi
    Lysander: David Webb
    Hermia: Clare Presland
    Demetrius: Matthew Durkan
    Helena: Eleanor Dennis
    Bottom: Joshua Bloom
    Quince: Graeme Danby
    Flute: Robert Murray
    Sung: Jonathan Lemalu
    Snout: Timothy Robinson
    Starveling: Simon Butteriss
    Hippolyta: Emma Carrington

  • 15:00 04 Mar 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    BRITTEN ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Conductor: Alexander Soddy
    Director: Robert Carsen
    Oberon: Christopher Ainslie
    Tytania: Soraya Mafi
    Lysander: David Webb
    Hermia: Clare Presland
    Demetrius: Matthew Durkan
    Helena: Eleanor Dennis
    Bottom: Joshua Bloom
    Quince: Graeme Danby
    Flute: Robert Murray
    Sung: Jonathan Lemalu
    Snout: Timothy Robinson
    Starveling: Simon Butteriss
    Hippolyta: Emma Carrington

  • 19:30 08 Mar 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    BRITTEN ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Conductor: Alexander Soddy
    Director: Robert Carsen
    Oberon: Christopher Ainslie
    Tytania: Soraya Mafi
    Lysander: David Webb
    Hermia: Clare Presland
    Demetrius: Matthew Durkan
    Helena: Eleanor Dennis
    Bottom: Joshua Bloom
    Quince: Graeme Danby
    Flute: Robert Murray
    Sung: Jonathan Lemalu
    Snout: Timothy Robinson
    Starveling: Simon Butteriss
    Hippolyta: Emma Carrington

  • 19:30 10 Mar 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    BRITTEN ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Conductor: Alexander Soddy
    Director: Robert Carsen
    Oberon: Christopher Ainslie
    Tytania: Soraya Mafi
    Lysander: David Webb
    Hermia: Clare Presland
    Demetrius: Matthew Durkan
    Helena: Eleanor Dennis
    Bottom: Joshua Bloom
    Quince: Graeme Danby
    Flute: Robert Murray
    Sung: Jonathan Lemalu
    Snout: Timothy Robinson
    Starveling: Simon Butteriss
    Hippolyta: Emma Carrington

  • 19:30 14 Mar 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    BRITTEN ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Conductor: Alexander Soddy
    Director: Robert Carsen
    Oberon: Christopher Ainslie
    Tytania: Soraya Mafi
    Lysander: David Webb
    Hermia: Clare Presland
    Demetrius: Matthew Durkan
    Helena: Eleanor Dennis
    Bottom: Joshua Bloom
    Quince: Graeme Danby
    Flute: Robert Murray
    Sung: Jonathan Lemalu
    Snout: Timothy Robinson
    Starveling: Simon Butteriss
    Hippolyta: Emma Carrington

  • 19:30 15 Mar 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    BRITTEN ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Conductor: Alexander Soddy
    Director: Robert Carsen
    Oberon: Christopher Ainslie
    Tytania: Soraya Mafi
    Lysander: David Webb
    Hermia: Clare Presland
    Demetrius: Matthew Durkan
    Helena: Eleanor Dennis
    Bottom: Joshua Bloom
    Quince: Graeme Danby
    Flute: Robert Murray
    Sung: Jonathan Lemalu
    Snout: Timothy Robinson
    Starveling: Simon Butteriss
    Hippolyta: Emma Carrington

Repertoire

J.S. BACH
Johannes Passion (Evangelist/Arias)
Magnificat
Matthäus-Passion (Evangelist/Arias)
Weihnachts-Oratorium

C.P.E BACH
Magnificat

BERLIOZ
Grand Messe des morts

BRITTEN
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander)
St Nicolas (St Nicolas)
Owen Wingrave (Lechmere)

DONIZETTI
L’elisir d’amore (Nemorino)

DVORAK
Stabat Mater

ELGAR
The Kingdom

HANDEL
Messiah
Judas Maccabaeus
Israel in Egypt
Rodelinda (Grimoaldo)
Saul
Acis & Galatea (Acis)

HAYDN
The Creation
Masses

FINZI
For St Cecilia

MENDELSSOHN
Lobegesang
Elijah
St Paul

MONTEVERDI
L’incoronazione di Poppea (Soldato I / Lucano)
Vespers

MOZART
Così fan tutte (Ferrando)
Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)
Requiem
Mass in C Minor
Coronation Mass
Vespers
Die Zauberflöte (Tamino)

JULIAN PHILIPS
The Yellow Sofa (Machado)

PUCCINI
Messa di Gloria

PURCELL
The Fairy Queen (Autumn)

RAVEL
L’heure espagnole (Gonzalve)

ROSSINI
Stabat Mater
Petite messe solennelle

SMETANA
The Bartered Bride (Vašek)

SULLIVAN
The Mikado (Nanki-Poo)
The Pirates of Penzance (Frederic)

VERDI
Reqiuem

WAGNER
Tristan und Isolde (Stimme eines jungen Seemanns)