David Ireland

Bass-Baritone

Rossini - The Barber of Seville

September-October, 2017

English National Opera
The Coliseum, London
Conductor: Hilary Griffiths
Director: Jonathan Miller
Revival Director: Peter Relton
David covered the role of Doctor Bartolo, and performed the role once during this time
Review on Seen and Heard International
Review on Seen and Heard International

Vocal Chords

4th October 2017

English National Opera
Private Performance, Leicester Square
With Neal Davies (Bass-Baritone), Michelle Williams (Casting Manager at ENO) and Jane Robinson (Head of Training at ENO)
David will be performed by Mozart and Handel and took part in a discussion about the opera world

'A Night at the Opera'

29th July 2017, 7.30pm

St. Katherine Cree Church, Aldgate, London
The Central London Orchestra
Conductor: Ed Whitehead
Soprano: Sofia Troncoso
David performed excerpts by Tchaikovsky, Donizetti, Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Verdi

'A Night at the Opera'

15th July 2017, 7.30pm

Dorking Halls, Surrey
Surrey Festival Choir
Conductor: Marcus Ashley
Soprano: Sofia Troncoso
Tenor: Luis Gomez
David was the bass soloist for Gounod's Messe solennelle en l'honneur de Sainte Cécile and performed excerpts from Carmen and La Bohème

'Another Night at the Opera'

24th June 2017, 7pm

Hutton and Shenfield Union Church, Brentwood, Essex
Brentwood Choral Society
Conductor: Jonathan Schranz
Mezzo-Soprano: Anna Prowse
Mezzo-Soprano: Nell Warner
Tenor: James Slimings
David was the bass soloist, performing excerpts by Borodin, Beethoven and Mozart

Verdi - Nabucco

17th June 2017, 7pm

Cadogan Hall, London
Chelsea Opera Group
Conductor: Gianluca Marcianò
Nabucco: David Kempster
Abigaille: Helena Dix
Ismaele: Peter Auty
Zaccharia: David Soar
David performed the role of Il Gran Sacerdote di Belo in this Concert Performance

National Opera Studio - The Finale

14th June 2017

Painter's Hall, London
David performed excerpts from the roles of Peter - Hänsel und Gretel, Figaro - Le nozze di Figaro and Rigoletto with the other Young Artists of the National Opera Studio

Scenes performance with the National Opera Studio

9th June 2017

Welsh National Opera, Cardiff
The Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Conductor: Garry Walker
Director: Emma Jenkins
David performed excerpts from the roles of Peter - Hänsel und Gretel, Figaro - Le nozze di Figaro and Rigoletto with the other Young Artists of the National Opera Studio

NOS - The Final Lunchtime Recital

31st May 2017, 1.10pm

All Saints, Wandsworth, London
David performed some lighter repertoire by Warlock in this group performance by the 2016-17 Young Artists of the National Opera Studio

Tippett - A Child of Our Time and Goodall - Eternal Light - A Requiem

27th May 2017

Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow
Conductor: James Slimings
David was the bass soloist

Contemporary Scenes performance with the National Opera Studio

4th, 5th and 6th May 2017

Wilton's Music Hall, London
David performed excerpts from the roles of Abdulla 'The Camel' and Abdullah 2 in Joanna Marsh's My Beautiful Camel with the other Young Artists of the National Opera Studio
Conductor: Mark Shanahan
Director: David Poutney

Aylesbury Festival Choir - English Idyll

22st April 2017

Aylesbury Methodist Church
Conductor: Nick Austin
David was the bass soloist for Vaughan Williams' The Turtle Dove and Stanford's Homeward Bound from Songs of the Sea and performed songs by C. Armstrong Gibbs, John Ireland and Britten

Pepys the Musician - BBC Radio 4 Broadcast

4th April 2017, 11.30am

BBC Radio 4
David performed songs written by and for Samuel Pepys
Baroque Guitar: Toby Carr
Theorbo: James Bramley
Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 - Listen Back HERE

Handel - Messiah

1st April 2017

St. Martin's, Epsom
Conductor: James Henshaw
David was the bass soloist

Verdi - Requiem

18th March 2017, 7.30pm

Warwick Hall, Warwick
David was the bass soloist

NOS Lunchtime Recital

8th March 2017, 1.10pm

All Saints, Wandsworth, London
Pianist: Ed Whitehead
David and Ed performed songs by Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Schubert and Schumann

Julian Philips - The Tale of Januarie World Premiere

27th February, 1st, 3rd, 6th March 2017

Silk Street Theatre, London
Conductor: Dominic Wheeler
Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans
David created and premiered the role of Father Bruno

Pepys the Musician - Private Scholars' Concert

26th February 2017

Magdelene College, Cambridge
David performed songs written by and for Samuel Pepys
Baroque Guitar: Toby Carr
Theorbo: James Bramley

Pepys the Musician - A Concert for BBC Radio 4

15th February 2017, 8pm

St. Olave's, Hart Street, London
David will be performing songs written by and for Samuel Pepys
Baroque Guitar: Toby Carr
Theorbo: James Bramley
This performance was recorded for a BBC Radio 4 documentary airing at 11.30am on Tuesday 4th April

Mozart: Words & Music - The London Chapter with the National Opera Studio

15th December 2016

China Exchange, London
Conductor: Robert Howarth
Director: Giles Havergal


David performed excerpts from Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte and La finta giardinera
Review from Brian Dickie

Mozart: Words & Music with the National Opera Studio

10th December 2016

Howard Assembly Room, Opera North, Leeds
Conductor: Robert Howarth
Director: Giles Havergal
The Orchestra of Opera North


David performed excerpts from Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte and La finta giardinera

Tchaikovsky - Iolanta

31st October, 2nd, 4th and 7thNovember 2016, 7.00pm

Silk Street Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Conductor: Timothy Redmond
Director: Kelly Robinson


David performed the role of King René
Review on Bachtrack
Review from the Evening Standard
Review from Planet Hugill
Review from Classical Source
Review from Opera Today
Review from Music OMH
Review from Seen and Heard International

Maureen Lehane Vocal Competition Final

28th October 2016

Wigmore Hall, London


David performed arias and songs by Handel, Wishart, Tchaikovsky and Warlock

Brindley Sherratt Masterclass at the National Opera Studio

14th October 2016

Blackburn Hall, The National Opera Studio, London


David presented Leporello’s Catalogue Aria from Don Giovanni

Gala Concert with the National Opera Studio

13th October 2016

Private Residence


David performed arias from Fidelio and Don Giovanni

Mozart - Requiem

22nd October 2016

Chichester Cathedral
Conductor: Cathal Garvey
Billingshurst Choral Society


David was the bass soloist

Fauré - Requiem

2nd October 2016

St. John the Evangelist, Oxford
Conductor: Janet Lincé
Encoro
Soprano: Suzzie Vango


David was the bass soloist

Fauré - Requiem

1st October 2016

Douai Abbey, Reading
Conductor: Sarah Tenant-Flowers
Encoro
Soprano: Suzzie Vango


David was the bass soloist

Verdi - Requiem

17th September 2016

Jerwood Hall, LSO St. Luke’s
Conductor: Simon Halsey
LSO Community Choir


David was the bass soloist as part of a ‘Singing Day' to workshop the piece

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

3rd, 5th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 25th and 29th June, 1st, 5th and 7th July 2016, 6.00pm

Garsington Opera at Wormsley
Garsington Opera


David was an Alvarez Young Artist, covering Zaretsky and performing in the Chorus

Masterclass with Neal Davies

6th July 2016, 4.30pm

Garsington Opera at Wormsley, The Barn


David performed Leporello’s aria ‘Madamina, il catalogo e questo' from Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Mozart - Idomeneo

19th, 22nd, 24th, 27th, 30th June, 3rd, 6th, 9th and 11th July 2016, 5.50pm

Garsington Opera at Wormsley
Garsington Opera


David was an Alvarez Young Artist, covering Neptune and performing in the Chorus

Haydn - The Creation

14th, 15th, 16th and 17th July 2016, 6.40pm

Garsington Opera at Wormsley
Garsington Opera


David was an Alvarez Young Artist, performing in the Chorus

Purcell - Come ye Sons of Art and Britten - Rejoice in the Lamb

9th April 2016, 7.30pm

St Mary-the-Virgin Church, Kenton
Stanmore Choral Society
Conductor: Nick Austin
Soprano: Sarah Anne Champion
Soprano: Liz Stock

David was the bass soloist

Verdi - Requiem

19th March 2016, 7.30pm

St. Bartholomew's Church, Brighton
Conductor: Alan Vincent
Soprano: Laura Ruhí-Vidal
Mezzo-Soprano: Katarzyna Balejko
Tenor: Elgan Thomas

David was the bass soloist

Britten - The Rape of Lucretia

22nd, 24th, 26th and 29th February 2016, 7.00pm

Silk Street Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
Musical Director: Dominic Wheeler
Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans

David performed the role of Collatinus.
Review on Bachtrack
Review on Classical Source
Review on MusicOMH
Review on Sunday Express Online

Verdi - Requiem

6th February 2016, 7.30pm

Oxford Town Hall
Conductor: Robert Dean
Soprano: Hye-Youn Lee
Mezzo-Soprano: Olivia Ray
Tenor: Lawrence Thackerey

David was the bass soloist

Handel - Messiah

29th November 2015

St. Sepulchre-Without-Newgate, London
Conductor: Cathal Garvey
Soprano: Claire Bessent
Alto: Annie Gill
Tenor: Stefan Kennedy

David was the bass soloist

Handel - Messiah

28th November 2015

St. Nicholas Church, Newbury
Conductor: Cathal Garvey
Soprano: Claire Beset
Alto: Annie Gill
Tenor: Stefan Kennedy

David was the bass soloist

Clonter Opera Gala

17th November 2015, 7.00pm

Lansdowne Club, London
David performed various excerpts from popular opera repertoire

Clonter Opera Gala

14th November 2015, 7.00pm

Clonter Opera Theatre, Cheshire
David performed various excerpts from popular opera repertoire

Wolf-Ferrari - Le donne curiose

2nd, 4th, 6th and 9th November 2015

Silk Street Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
Conductor: Mark Shanahan
Director: Stephen Barlow

David performed the role of Ottavio.

Bach - Mass in B Minor

31st October 2015

Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Choral Society
Conductor: Richard Cooke
Mezzo-Soprano: Esther Brazil
Counter-Tenor: David Allsopp
Tenor: Robin Bailey

David was the bass soloist

Opera Scenes

8th, 9th, 11th and 13th July 2015

Milton Court Studio Theatre, London
Musical Director: Dominic Wheeler
Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans

David performed the role of Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte - Mozart) and created the role of Chorus 2 in Narkissus and the Reflektions, a new chamber opera with music by Laurence Osborn and libretto by Ruth Mariner.

Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle

25th April 2015, 7.30pm

Rochester Cathedral
With Gravesham Choral Society
Conductor: Alan Vincent

David was the bass soloist.
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Opera Scenes

2nd and 3rd April 2015

Grand Theatre, Buick Theatre, Shanghai
Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Course Production
Musical Director: Susan Stranders
Director: Victoria Newlyn

David will be performing the roles of Giorgio (I puritani - Bellini) and Il Re (Ariodante - Handel).

Haydn - The Creation

28th March 2015, 7.30pm

Colston Hall, Bristol
With Bristol Choral Society and Bristol Ensemble
Conductor: Adrian Partington
Soprano: Helen-Jane Howells
Tenor: Paul Badley

David was the bass soloist.
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Opera Scenes

25th, 26th, 31st March 2015, 7.45pm

Milton Court Studio Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Course Production
Musical Director: Susan Stranders
Director: Victoria Newlyn

David will be performing the roles of Giorgio (I puritani - Bellini) and Il Re (Ariodante - Handel).
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Donizetti - I pazzi per progetto

2nd, 4th, 6th and 9th March 2015, 7.30pm

Silk Street Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera School Production
Conductor: Dominic Wheeler
Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans

David performed the role of Frank in this UK Stage Premiere.
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Bach - St. John Passion

14th March 2015, 7.45pm

Douai Abbey, Woolhampton
With Newbury Choral Society and Southern Sinfonia Baroque
Conductor: Cathal Garvey
Soprano: Janet Coxwell
Alto: Annie Gill
Tenor/Evangelist: Simon Wall
Baritone/Pilate: Greg Skidmore

David performed the role of Jesus.
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Beethoven - Mass in C and Haydn - Missa in tempore belli

21st February 2015, 7.30pm

Oxford Town Hall
With The Oxford Orpheus Choir and Orchestra
Conductor: Robert Dean
Soprano: Wilma McDougall
Mezzo-Soprano: Olivia Ray
Tenor: Tristan Stocks

David was the bass soloist.