David Stephenson's Profile
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David Stephenson, Baritone, was born in Aberdeen and trained as an electrical engineer before entering the Royal College of Music where he won several prizes.
Following appearances with Haddo House, Bath and Wessex Opera, the Broomhill Trust, and Opera East, he made his debut with DGOS Opera Ireland as Alidoro in La Cenerentola.
Since then his operatic appearances have included Speaker Die Zauberflöte and Angelotti, Tosca Opera Ireland, Malatesta, Don Pasquale and Johann, Werther Wexford Festival Opera, Morales and Escamillo, Carmen, Silvio, Pagliacci Raymond Gubbay/Royal Albert Hall, Ariodate Xerxes Halle Handel Festival, Harlekin, Ariadne Auf Naxos (also broadcast), Marchese d' Aubigny La Traviata, Papageno, Die Zauberflöte, Guglielmo, Cosi Fan Tutte and Turn Of The Tide Scottish Opera, Escamillo, Carmen, Silvio in Pagliacci (recorded for television), Sharpless, Madame Butterfly and Papageno, Die Zauberflöte Welsh National Opera, Simone, La Finta Semplice and Roland, Fierrabras Buxton Festival Opera, Poulenc's Le Bal Masqué, The Gaoler, Dialogues des Carmelites, Marullo, Rigoletto, Enrico, Lucia di Lammermoor(Cover) for English National Opera, Brixi double bill MusicTheater Transparant, Belgium, and Escamillo Carmen Opera Zuid, Netherlands and Festival de Perelada, Spain, Count Almaviva, Le Nozze Di Figaro, Guglielmo, Cosi Fan Tutte (and Japan tour) Marcello, La Bohème, Falke, Die Fledermaus, Dandini, La Cenerentola, Enrico, Lucia di Lammermoor, Pasha Selim, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, the title role, Eugene Onegin (Russian), Figaro, Barbiere di Siviglia, Sharpless, Madama Butterfly, title role, Don Giovanni, Dr Malatesta, Don Pasquale and the Baron, La Traviata for Diva Opera, Falke Die Fledermaus, Mikado Mikado, Shadbolt Yeomen Of The Guard, Willis Iolanthe, and Captain Corcoran, HMS Pinafore for Carl Rosa Opera, Count Robinson, Il Matrimonio Segreto for Les Azuriales Opera.
His extensive concert appearances have included Fauré Requiem Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Raymond Leppard, Vaughan-Williams Five Mystical Songs and Mozart Requiem Orchestra of St John's Smith Square and Queen Elizabeth Hall and Messiah Claudio Scimone and I Solisti Veneti in St Mark's Cathedral and Bergen, Norway.
David’s recordings include the Gaoler,The Carmelites with ENO on the Chandos label, Messiah highlights with the London Symphony Orchestra, broadcasts on BBC Radio 2 in Friday Night Is Music Night and on BBC Radio 3 in Stephen Storace's No Song, No Supper for Britannia at the Opera, an appearance in BBC Television's 1996 New Year's Eve special and Hogmanay Gala’s for Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow.
David has recently performed The Count, Le Nozze di Figaro and Father, Hänsel and Gretel for Diva Opera and Andrey Shchelkalov, Boris Godunov for English National Opera.
Forthcoming roles include, Scarpia, for Opera Holland Park, Onegin for Haddo House and Guglielmo, and Marcello for Diva Opera.