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David Doidge

Chorus Master

Chorus director

A coach, pianist/répétiteur and Chorus director, he has worked at many of the UK opera houses, including Glyndebourne, ENO, Grange Park and Opera North. Previously Chorus Master and a member of music staff at WNO, he has worked with many internationally acclaimed conductors including Carlo Rizzi, Lothar Köenigs, Tomáš Hanus, Ainars Rubikis and Karen Kamensek, with highlights including Tosca, Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin and Der Rosenkavalier. In 2019 he was assistant conductor and répétiteur for Tosca at the Abu Dhabi Festival with Sir Bryn Terfel, Kristine Opolais and Vittorio Grigolo. He has appeared in performance at many UK venues including Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St Martin in-the-Fields, Leeds Lieder and the Edinburgh International Festival, and his international work has taken him to opera houses and concert halls in Los Angeles, Rome, Ischia, Oman and Brussels. He has featured in many live broadcasts and recordings for BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and BBC Radio Wales, as well as television appearances with Sir Bryn Terfel, Katherine Jenkins and Connie Fisher. He is a visiting coach for the Opera School and Vocal Performance department at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, coach for National Youth Choir of Wales and is a Music Advisor to Decca Records.

Last updated: 25th October 2023