Australian tenor David Woodward makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Apprentice (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg).
Born in Sydney, Woodward studied music at the Newcastle Conservatorium and opera performance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He has held chorus positions and sung principal roles and covers with Opera Australia and West Australian Opera, with highlights including Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Pong (Turandot). Since moving to the UK he has sung and covered roles for Glyndebourne, English National Opera, Garsington Opera and various touring companies in France and the UK.
His repertory includes Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Alfredo Germont (La traviata) and Fernand (La Favorite).