South African baritone Dawid 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). Since leaving the Programme he has returned to sing Masetto (Don Giovanni) for the Company. He is now a member of the Royal Opera Chorus and in the 2019/20 Season sings Herald (Otello) on tour to Japan and in London, and Imperial Commissioner (Madama Butterfly).
Kimberg was born in Johannesburg and moved to the UK in 2001 to study singing with Ryland Davies at the Royal College of Music and at the National Opera Studio. Kimberg’s engagements have included Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus) for Bolshoi Opera, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) for Opera Holland Park, Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for Glyndebourne on Tour, Count Almaviva and Marco (Gianni Schicchi) for English Touring Opera, Owen Wingrave and Mr Gedge (Albert Herring) for Théâtre du Capitole du Toulouse and Ned Keene (Peter Grimes) for Deutsche Oper am Rhein.
Kimberg regularly performs in many major oratorio works in the UK and beyond. He has sung in recital at the Wigmore Hall and performed Schubert’s song cycles Die schöne Müllerin and Schwanengesang in the Crush Room at the Royal Opera House.