David Soar was born in Nottinghamshire and studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio.
Highlights in his 2016/17 season include Animal Tamer & Athlete Lulu (English National Opera), Mr Flint in a new production of Billy Budd (Madrid's Teatro Réal) and Cadmus & Somnus in a new production of Semele (Garsington Opera). Concert engagements include The Dream of Gerontius (Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Gardner), Mendelssohn's Elijah (Royal Flemish Philharmonic/Herreweghe) and Berlioz' La damnation de Faust (Hallé Orchestra/Elder).
Operatic appearances have also included the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, the Welsh National Opera, Opera Holland Park and the Glyndebourne and Salzburg Festivals and future seasons see him return to the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden and the Teatro Réal in Madrid.
Highlights on the concert platform include The Dream of Gerontius and Frère Laurent Roméo et Juliette (BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis), the title role in Handel's Saul (BBC Singers), Messiah (The English Concert/Bicket, Academy of Ancient Music/Egarr & Britten Sinfonia/Hill), Seneca L’incoronazione di Poppea (Academy of Ancient Music/Egarr), Haydn's Die sieben letzte Worte (Orchestre des Champs Elysées/Herreweghe), Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins (Hallé Orchestra/Elder), Belshazzar’s Feast (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Storgårds), Wozzeck (Philharmonia//Salonen) and Beethoven's Symphony no. 9 (Mackerras)