South African baritone Dawid Kimberg sings Masetto (Don Giovanni) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. Kimberg was a Jette Parker Young Artist for The Royal Opera 2009–11, singing roles including Steersman (Tristan und Isolde), Moralès (Carmen), Marullo (Rigoletto) and Surintendant des Plaisirs (Cendrillon).
Born in Johannesburg, Kimberg moved to the UK in 2001 to study singing with Ryland Davies at the Royal College of Music. He subsequently spent a year as a trainee at the National Opera Studio. Since leaving the JPYAP, Dawid’s operatic appearances have included Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus) for the Bolshoi Theatre, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) for Opera Holland Park, Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for Glyndebourne on Tour, Mr Gedge (Albert Herring) for Théâtre du Capitole du Toulouse and Ned Keene (Peter Grimes) for Deutsche Oper am Rhein.
Kimberg has also sung baritone solos in many major oratorio works in the UK and beyond, and appeared at the Wigmore Hall in recital. He has performed Schubert’s song cycles Die schöne Müllerin and Schwanengesang in the Crush Room at the Royal Opera House. Kimberg lives in London, and in his spare time enjoys reading, cooking and theatre.