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David Shipley

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

David Shipley in action.
Yuriy Yurchuk, Samuel Sakker and David Shipley in Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse © Photo by Clive Barda. ROH 2015

British bass David Shipley joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the start of the 2015/16 Season. In his first Season his roles included Arthur/Officer (The Lighthouse as part of Meet the Young Artists Week) in the Linbury Studio Theatre and Captain (Eugene Onegin), Sciarrone (Tosca), Guccio (Gianni Schicchi) and High Priest (Nabucco) on the main stage. His roles in the 2016/17 Season include Sergeant (Manon Lescaut), Doctor Grenvil (La traviata), Nightwatchman (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo) and in The Nose.

Shipley studied at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with first class honours, and is currently a scholar at the opera course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Janice Chapman. He has won the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for Young Singers and is a Classical Opera Company Associate Artist. Engagements include Shepherd/Spirit (Orfeo) with John Eliot Gardiner in Versailles, Billy Budd for Glyndebourne Festival, at the BBC Proms and in New York, Colline (La bohème), Zuniga (Carmen) and Pistol (Falstaff) for the Verbier Festival Academy, Drum-maker (Pinocchio) at GSMD and Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) at RAM.

Shipley has performed as a soloist in venues including Kings Place, Cadogan Hall, Barbican Hall, Christ Church Spitalfields, Royal Albert Hall, Salle Pleyel Paris, L’auditori Barcelona and Cologne Philharmonie, with orchestras and ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, Monteverdi Choir and Classical Opera Company. He has featured in several live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3.

News and features

Five new singers and a stage director to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2015

Five new singers and a stage director to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2015

3 February 2015

Specially tailored Royal Opera programme offers extensive training for talented professionals.

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