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David Powton

Voice Type:

Tenor

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Chorus
Don Carlo (Verdi)
Grange Park Opera
2019
Nemorino
The Elixir of Love (Donizetti)
King's Head Theatre/Opera'r Ddraig
2019
Chorus
Romeo et Juliette (Gounod)
Grange Park Opera
2018
Chorus
La ballo in maschera (Verdi)
Grange Park Opera
2018
Alfred
Die Fledermaus (Strauss, J)
Opera'r Ddraig
2017
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

Chorus

Oratorio/Concerts

Tenor Soloist
Requiem (Verdi)
Orpheus Choir
2018
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

Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, David Powton gained a MA in Opera Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, studying with Adrian Thompson and Nicki Rose, generously supported by the Leverhulme Foundation and the Manning Prize for Tenors. Roles include The Mayor (Albert Herring, Britten), Basilio (Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart), Caius (Falstaff, Verdi) and Alfred (Die Fledermaus, Strauss),

David was a Samling Scholar for two years, taking part in Samling masterclasses and concerts, and performing the Mayor in Albert Herring. David has performed as a soloist with Royal Northern Sinfonia and as RNS Chorus and was a member of the award winning choir Voices of Hope. Concert performances include Seven Last Words from the Cross (MacMillan), A Child of Our Time (Tippett) and Verdi Requiem. Recent performances include Verdi’s Don Carlo with Grange Park Opera and Nicky in The Elixir of Love (Donizetti) with Opera’r Ddraig.

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