David Shipley


"...David Shipley, a true bass who — duetting with the outstanding horn player Anneke Scott — gives a rambunctious performance of the Quoniam."


"David Shipley’s Arthur was possessed of as well as by frightening fanaticism, all founded upon a splendidly deep bass voice."

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David Shipley is a recent graduate of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where his roles included Arthur and Officer III The Lighthouse, Captain Eugene Onegin, Sciarrone Tosca, Guccio Gianni Schicchi, and High Priest of Baal Nabucco. Recent roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden include Clerk 3/Policeman 4/ Speculator/Respectable Lady’s Son in Shostakovich’s The Nose, Sergeant Manon Lescaut, Dr Grenvil La traviata, Flemish Deputy Don Carlo, and the Nightwatchman Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

Elsewhere, Shipley has performed as a soloist with such ensembles and conductors as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Monteverdi Choir, the Classical Opera Company, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Andrew Davis and Sir Mark Elder, at venues including Paris’s Salle Pleyel, Barcelona’s L’Auditori, the Kölner Philharmonie, Kings Place, the Cadogan Hall, the Barbican, Christ Church Spitalfields and the Royal Albert Hall.

Engagements in the 2017-18 season include Second Armed Man Die Zauberflöte, Antinoo Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Zuniga Carmen (all for the Royal Opera House) and Sandoval Le duc d’Albe.

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