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). Future seasons see him return to the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden and the Teatro Réal in Madrid.
He has sung Colline La bohème and Masetto Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera); Escamillo Carmen, Masetto, Mr Flint Billy Budd and Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia (Glyndebourne); Le Duc Roméo et Juliette (Salzburg Festival); Quinault Adriana Lecouvreur (Covent Garden); Nilakantha Lakmé (Opera Holland Park); 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 and Sparafucile Rigoletto (Welsh National Opera).
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).
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