This is probably the closest David will come to being paid to be a Professional Footballer, after his trial with Plymouth Argyle U15 was terminated just 6 months after it started. Inevitably, after being a Chorister at Exeter Cathedral, Music was always going to play a part in his life and he eventually ended up as the Irene Hanson Scholar, studying at The Royal College of Music, via a Choral Scholarship at Truro Cathedral. This role marks his debut with Grange Park Opera.
David was a Harewood Scholar at English National Opera where his roles included Frederic (The Pirates of Penzance) Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Young Sailor (Tristan and Isolde) and The Messenger (Aida). Roles at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Tour include Brighella (Ariadne Auf Naxos) Arsace (Hipermestra) Gastone (La Traviata) The High Priest (Saul). He made his Salzburg Festspiele Debut in 2018 as Liberto in Il Coronazione Di Poppea.
Away from Music, he is a huge sports fan as well as an Ambassador for Wellchild, Operation Smile and The Wild At Heart Foundation. David is passionate about putting his body on the line, in the last year he cycled 500 Miles in 9 days followed by a Recital of ‘Winterreise’ at The Wigmore Hall, who partnered the project. Over £15,000 was raised for MIND and Music Minds Matter, and to highlight the Mental Health issues Musicians face within the Classical Music World. He also created the online Christmas Fundraiser #Carols4Cancer after the death of a close friend to Cancer, where over £25,000 has been raised for The Institute of Cancer Research and this year saw him complete 24 Marathons in 24 days.
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