David Kempster

Riccardo Forth I puritani

Previously for Welsh National Opera: Thoas Iphigénie en Tauride, Marcello La bohème, Iago Otello, Lescaut Manon Lescaut, Nottingham Roberto Devereux, title roles in Nabucco and William Tell. Recent engagements: Sharpless Madam Butterfly (Royal Danish Opera); Gorjankov From the House of the Dead, Iago Otello (Opera North); Amonasro Aida (Royal Albert Hall); Balstrode Peter Grimes (Aldeburgh Festival); Count of Luna Il trovatore (Scottish Opera). Forthcoming engagements: Marco Gianni Schicchi (Royal Opera House); Alfio Cavalleria rusticana and Tonio Pagliacci (Welsh National Opera). Born in Chirk, North Wales, he studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He joined English National Opera as a principal baritone in 1998. He has a long and productive relationship with Welsh National Opera.