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 Zuniga 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) and Basilio The Barber of Seville and Roy Disney The Perfect American for English National Opera. His many roles for the Welsh National Opera have included Leporello Don Giovanni, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro, Escamillo Carmen and Sparafucile Rigoletto.
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).