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David Ireland

Voice Type:

Bass-Baritone

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, German

Opera

Dr Bartolo
The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
English National Opera
2017
Leporello​
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
National Opera Studio at Opera North
2016
Figaro
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
National Opera Studio at Opera North
2016
Don Alfonso
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
National Opera Studio at Opera North
2016
King Rene
Iolanta (Tchaikovsky)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2016
Zaretsky
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Garsington Opera
2016
Neptune
Idomeneo (Mozart)
Garsington Opera
2016
Collatinus
The Rape of Lucretia (Britten)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2016
Chorus 2
Narkissus and the Reflektions (Laurence Osborn)
Clore Studio, Royal Opera House, London
2016
Chorus 2
Narkissus and the Reflektions (Laurence Osborn)
Solti Hall, Liszt Akademie, Budapest
2016
Ottavio
Le Donne Curiose (Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2016
Don Alfonso
Cosi fan tutte, scenes (Mozart)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2015
Giorgio Germont
I puritani (Bellini)
Buick Theatre, Grand Theatre, Shanghai, China
2015
Il Re
Ariodante (Handel)
Buick Theatre, Grand Theatre, Shanghai, China
2015
Frank
I Pazzi per Progetto (Donizetti)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2015
Charon
Orfeo (Monteverdi)
Royal Opera at the Camden Roundhouse
2014
Nick Shadow
The Rake's Progress (Stravinsky)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2014

Oratorio/Concerts

Bass soloist
Requiem (Verdi)
Oxford Orpheus
2016
Bass soloist
Mass in B Minor (Bach)
Canterbury Choral Society, Canterbury Cathedral
2015
Bass soloist
The Creation (English) (Haydn)
Bristol Choral Society, Colston Hall
2015
Bass soloist
Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini)
Gravesham Choral Society, Rochester Cathedral
2015

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

David Ireland - Deep River - Arr. H.T. Burleigh. Pianist: Iwan Davies

Excerpt - The Rape of Lucretia Act I

Iolanta - King René's Aria

David as Collatinus, Bethan Langford as Lucretia

David as King René

David as King René

David as Ottavio, Bethan Langford as Beatrice, Nicola Said as Rosaura and Thomas Atkins as Florindo

David as Ottavio, with Christopher Cull as Lelio

David performing Handel's Messiah at Clonter Opera

David performing Handel's Messiah in London

Artist Diploma
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2016–2017
Young Artist
National Opera Studio
2016–2017
Advanced Certificate (Opera Studies)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2014–2016
Masters in Performance (Vocal Studies)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2012–2014
BA (Hons) in Music
The University of Nottingham
2008–2011

Bass-Baritone David Ireland is currently a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio. He is also studying on the prestigious Artist Diploma course a the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Robert Dean. Before this, David studied for an Advanced Certificate on the Opera Course and graduated with distinction from the Masters in Performance (Guildhall Masters) vocal course, both at the GSMD.

His concert performances have included Verdi’s Messa di Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Paukenmesse, Stabat Mater and Theresienmesse, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Fauré’s Requiem, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Mass in B Minor and St. John Passion and Monteverdi's Vespers.

David’s opera performances have included the roles of :
King René - Iolanta
Collatinus - The Rape of Lucretia
Ottavio - Le donne curiose
Frank - I pazzi per progetto (UK Stage Premiere)
L’Arbre - L’enfant et les sortilèges at the Barbican Centre
Simone - Gianni Schicchi
Sarastro - The Magic Flute
Figaro - The Marriage of Figaro
Sergeant of Police - Pirates of Penzance
and chorus roles in The Royal Opera’s production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the Roundhouse, Camden, also covering Charon. David also covered the roles of Zaretsky - Eugene Onegin and Neptune - Idomeneo as an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera in 2016. David also performed the role of Pooh-Bah in an extended national tour of The Mikado.

In opera scenes, David has played
Nick Shadow - The Rake’s Progress
Curio - Giulio Cesare
Truffaldino - Ariadne auf Naxos
Il Commendatore - Don Giovanni
Colline - La bohème
Don Pasquale
Méphistophélès - Faust.
and Giorgio - I puritani and Il Re - Ariodante in a scenes production in Shanghai.

With the National Opera Studio, David performed scenes as Leporello (Don Giovanni), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) and Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) with the orchestra of Opera North in Leeds.

As part of the new ‘Opera Makers’ course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, David created the role of Chorus 2 in Laurence Osborn’s Narkissus and the Reflektions, which he also performed at the Royal Opera House’s Clore Studio and at the Solti Hall in Budapest.
David has also taken part in masterclasses with Brindley Sherratt, dramatic soprano Susan Bullock and bass Neal Davies.

Also a praised recitalist, he was awarded the Concert Recital Diploma for his MMus Final Recital. A song cycle, Among the Streams, was written for him by Alex Patterson in 2011.
David is grateful for the support he receives from the Jean Dunlop Scholarship Fund, MDI Associates, Ltd., Medway Music Association, the Rotary Club of Chislehurst and the Sidney Perry Foundation.

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