David Ireland bass
British bass-baritone David Ireland, 26, recently completed his studies on the prestigious Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Robert Dean. Before this, David graduated with distinction from the Masters in Performance (GSMD) vocal course. His opera performances have included the roles of Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia, Ottavio Le donne curiose, Frank I pazzi per progetto (UK stage premiere), L'Arbre L'enfant et les sortilèges at the Barbican Centre, Simone Gianni Schicchi, Sarastro The Magic Flute, Figaro The Marriage of Figaro, Sergeant of Police Pirates of Penzance and chorus roles in The Royal Opera's production of Monteverdi's Orfeo at the Roundhouse, Camden, where he also covered Charon. David also covered the roles of Zaretsky Eugene Onegin and Neptune Idomeneo as an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera in 2016. As part of the new 'Opera Makers' course at the GSMD, David created the role of Chorus 2 in Laurence Osborn's Narkissus and the Reflektions which he also performed at the Royal Opera House's Clore Studio and at the Liszt Akadamie's Solti Hall, Budapest. His concert performances have included Verdi's Messa di Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man and Monteverdi's Vespers. A song cycle, Among the Streams, was written for him by Alex Patterson in 2011.
David is grateful for the support he receives from MDI Associates, Ltd., Medway Music Association, The Rotary Club of Chislehurst and The Guildhall School Trust.