ENO1920 Rusalka: David Soar

David Soar


David Soar was born in Nottinghamshire and studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio.

Currently for ENO: Sir Walter Raleigh, Gloriana

Previous for ENO: Colline La bohème, Jokanaan SalomeOpera For All Gala, Animal Tamer/Athlete Lulu, Bernardino Benvenuto Cellini, Roy Disney The Perfect American, Don Basilio The Barber of Seville, Water Sprite Rusalka.

Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Colline, Masetto (Metropolitan Opera); Escamillo, Masetto, Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia, Mr Flint Billy Budd (Glyndebourne); Mr Flint, Raleigh Gloriana (Teatro Real Madrid); Le Duc Roméo et Juliette (Salzburg Festival); Zuniga Carmen, Quinault Adriana Lecouvreur, Lodovico Otello (ROH); Nilakantha Lakmé (Opera Holland Park); Somnus/Cadmus Semele (Garsington) and Don Basilio Barber of Seville (Grange Festival). His many roles for WNO include Mozart’s Figaro, Escamillo, Sparafucile and Leporello. Highlights on the concert platform include appearances with the BBCSO/Andrew Davis, Hallé/ Elder, AAM/Egarr, English Concert/Bicket, Seattle Symphony/Gardner and Orchestre des Champs-Elysées/Herreweghe.

Forthcoming: Don Pizzaro Fidelio (Garsington); Water Sprite (Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg); returns to the ROH and Metropolitan Opera, and his debut at Opernhaus Zürich.

Last updated: 26th July 2023