David Ireland (Leporello) offered an object lesson in precise diction, was a constant source of vocal energy, and comprehensively nailed the Catalogue Aria
— Roger Park, Opera Magazine, on Garsington Opera's Don Giovanni 2019
 
 

Bass-Baritone David Ireland is an ENO Harewood Artist. He is an alumnus of the National Opera Studio and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He continues to study with Robert Dean.

Operatic performances have included Leporello Don Giovanni with Garsington Opera, Colline La Bohème with Grand Opéra Avignon and ENO, Il Gran Sacerdote Nabucco with Opéra Orchestre National de Montpellier, Kuligin Katia Kabanova at Opéra National de Lorraine, Doctor Bartolo The Barber of Seville while covering at ENO, Achilla Giulio Cesare with Bury Court Opera, King René Iolanta, Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia, and Ottavio Le donne curiose at the GSMD and L'Arbre L'Enfant et les sortilèges at the Barbican Centre. He has also covered the roles of Don Magnifico La Cenerentola for WNO, Zaretsky Eugene Onegin and Neptune Idomeneo as an Alvarez Young Artist for Garsington Opera and, for the Royal Opera at Camden Roundhouse, Charon in Monteverdi's Orfeo.



 

David's performances on the concert platform have included Verdi Requiem, Handel Messiah in the Lichfield Festival 2019, Tippett A Child of our Time in Glasgow Cathedral, Bach Mass in B Minor in Canterbury Cathedral, Mozart Requiem in Chichester Cathedral, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle in Rochester Cathedral and Haydn Creation at Colston Hall, Bristol.

As a recitalist, David has performed at Wigmore Hall with the ENO Harewood Artists, and recorded hitherto undiscovered music written for and by Samuel Pepys for a Radio 4 documentary.

David is very grateful for the support he receives from MDI Associates Ltd., Medway Music Association, Marina Gratsos and Chris Ball.

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