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David Soar



British bass David Soar made his Royal Opera debut in 2010 as Quinault (Adriana Lecouvreur) and has since sung Zuniga (Carmen). He returns in the 2018/19 Season as Mr Flint (Billy Budd).

Soar studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio. He sings regularly for leading British opera companies, engagements including Jokanaan (Salome), Animal Tamer/Athlete (Lulu), Don Basilio (The Barber of Seville), Roy Disney (The Perfect American) and Bernardino (Benvenuto Cellini) for English National Opera, Peter Quince (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Mr Flint for Glyndebourne Festival, Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia) for Glyndebourne on Tour, Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Escamillo (Carmen) and Sparafucile (Rigoletto) for Welsh National Opera, Cadmus and Somnus (Semele) for Garsington Opera and Nilakantha (Lakmé) for Opera Holland Park. Engagements elsewhere include Colline (La bohème) and Masetto (Don Giovanni) for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, the Duke (Roméo et Juliette) for Salzburg Festival and Walter Raleigh (Gloriana) and Mr Flint for Teatro Real, Madrid.

Soar has sung in concert with ensembles including BBC Symphony Orchestra, The English Concert, Academy of Ancient Music, Britten Sinfonia, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Hallé Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, in repertory including The Dream of Gerontius, Elijah, Messiah, Haydn’s Die sieben letzte Worte, Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast and concert performances of Wozzeck and Salome.