David Soar was born in Nottinghamshire and studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio.
Highlights in his 2014/15 season include Pistola in a new production of Falstaff at the Saito Kinen Festival, a return to the Glyndebourne Festival for Escamillo Carmen and a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Colline La bohème.
He has also sung Masetto Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera); Le Duc Roméo et Juliette (Salzburg Festival); Quinault Adriana Lecouvreur (Covent Garden); Masetto, Mr Flint Billy Budd and Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia (Glyndebourne); 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 Carmen and Sparafucile Rigoletto Welsh National (Opera).
Highlights on the concert platform include The Dream of Gerontius (BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis), Messiah (The English Concert/Harry Bicket, Academy of Ancient Music/Richard Egarr & Britten Sinfonia/David Hill), Stravinsky motets (Collegium Vocale/Philippe Herreweghe), Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins (Hallé Orchestra/Sir Mark Elder), Belshazzar’s Feast (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/John Storgårds), The Midsummer Marriage at the BBC Proms (BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis), Wozzeck (Philharmonia/Esa-Pekka Salonen), Masetto Don Giovanni (SCO/Robin Ticciati) and Beethoven's Symphony no. 9 (Sir Charles Mackerras).