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David Powton

Voice Type:

Tenor

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Dr Caius
Falstaff (Verdi)
RWCMD Opera
2016
Don Basilio
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
RWCMD Opera
2016
The Mayor
Albert Herring (Benjamin Britten)
RWCMD Opera
2015
Cock/Woodpecker
The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček)
RWCMD Opera
2015
Tommy
Steamsong (Kefla-Kerr)
Voices of Hope
2014
Aeneas
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
ICMUS Festival Opera
2014
Mr Belville
Rosina (William Shield)
ICMUS Festival Opera
2013
The Mayor
Albert Herring (Benjamin Britten)
Samling Academy Opera
2013
Sam
Trouble in Tahiti (Bernstein)
Newcastle University
2009
Jimmy Mahonney
Mahagonny-Songspiel (Kurt Weill)
Newcastle University
2009

Oratorio/Concerts

Tenor Soloist
A Child Of Our Time (Tippett)
Voices of Hope
2014
Tenor Soloist
Mass In D (Mozart)
Philharmonic Voices
2014
Tenor Soloist
Magnificat (Antonio Vivaldi)
Philharmonic Voices
2014
1st Tenor Chorus
Schicksalslied (Brahms)
Voices of Hope
2013
Tenor Soloist
Seven Last Words from the Cross (James MacMillan)
Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus
2013
1st Tenor Chorus
I Never (David Lang)
Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus
2010
1st Tenor Chorus
Spem in Allium (Tallis)
Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus
2010

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

The Manning Prize for Tenors (2015)

MA Opera Performance
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2014–2016

David Powton is currently in his final year of the MA in Opera course at RWCMD, generously funded by the RWCMD from the Leverhulme and Manning scholarship prizes and studying with Adrian Thompson and Nicki Rose. David was a Samling Scholar for two years taking part in Samling Academy master classes and concerts as well as Samling Academy Opera productions. Previous operatic roles include Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas, Purcell), Mr.Belville (Rosina, Shield), The Mayor (Albert Herring, Britten), Sam (Trouble in Tahiti, Bernstein) and Jimmy Mahoney (Mahagonny, Weill). David has performed as a soloist with Royal Northern Sinfonia and RNS Chorus and is a member of and soloist with award winning choir Voices of Hope. Concert performances include Seven Last Words from the Cross (Macmillan), I Never (Lang, premier), Vivaldi Magnificat, Mozart Requiem, Mozart Mass in D Major, Schicksalslied (Brahms), Child of Our Time (Tippett), Beethoven Mass in C Major and The Little Match Girl Passion. Recent performances include The Mayor in Albert Herring and Cockerel/Woodpecker in The Cunning Little Vixen both with RWCMD. Future engagements include the role of Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro with RWCMD.

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