David Soar was born in Nottinghamshire and studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio.
His engagements in the 2013/14 season include Collatinus in Fiona Shaw's new production of The Rape of Lucretia for Glyndebourne, Mr Flint in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on tour with the Glyndebourne Festival's production of Billy Budd and Bernardino in a new production of Benvenuto Cellini for the English National Opera. The future also heralds Pistola in a new production of Falstaff at the Saito Kinen Festival conducted by Fabio Luisi and returns to the Glyndebourne Festival and the Metropolitan Opera.
Recent successes have included Masetto Don Giovanni for his debut at the Metropolitan Opera; Le Duc Roméo et Juliette for his debut at the Salzburg Festival; Quinault Adriana Lecouvreur for his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Masetto, Mr Flint and the roles of Hymen/Sleep/Coridon/Winter The Fairy Queen for the Glyndebourne Festival; Monk Don Carlo and Signor La Rocca Un giorno di regno for the Bilbao Opera and Basilio The Barber of Seville and Roy Disney The Perfect American for English National Opera. An associate Artist with Welsh National Opera from 2006-2010 his many roles for the company have included Leporello Don Giovanni, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro, Escamillo Carmen, Colline La bohème and Ferrando Il Trovatore.
Highlights on the concert platform have included 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), Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins (Hallé Orchestra/Sir Mark Elder), Belshazzar’s Feast (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/John Storgards), The Midsummer Marriage at the BBC Proms (BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis), Wozzeck (LPO/Esa-Pekka Salonen), Masetto Don Giovanni (SCO/Robin Ticciati) and Beethoven's Symphony no. 9 (Sir Charles Mackerras).