Baritone David John Pike has a widely varied repertoire covering early music, oratorio, symphonic, opera and commissioned works. In his native Canada, in the UK and across Europe, he has worked with leading ensembles including Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London Philharmonic and the Schweizerkammerchor under the direction of Dutoit, Jurowski, Marriner, Mehta, Rattle and Zinman. He now has a growing reputation as an operatic and concert soloist.
Mr. Pike recently made his role debut to rave reviews as Marcello in Puccini’s La Bohème in Bamberg, Germany, covered Curio in Glyndebourne’s production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, appeared in numerous opera in concert productions and galas, sang oratorios by Bach, Haydn, Handel and Mozart in Canada, Germany and Luxembourg, and gave a series of recitals of English song, featuring works by Vaughan Williams. Other recent engagements include performances of Mozart and Fauré Requiem Masses in Germany and Luxembourg, his debut at La Philharmonie de Luxembourg performing Martinu’s Prophecy of Isaiah, the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Schaunard in La Bohème in Canada, Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder at Dorchester Abbey, UK, and concerts featuring works of Vaughan Williams and Finzi, and Handel’s Messiah in London with the Orchestra of St. John’s under John Lubbock. Upcoming appearances include Handel’s Messiah in Germany with l’Arpa Festante baroque orchestra (Munich), open air opera galas with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Brahms’ Requiem in England, his debut as Scarpia in a new production of Tosca for Pacific Opera Victoria, and further oratorio, opera and festival performances in Canada, UK, Belgium, France and Germany.
Mr. Pike was selected to participate in English National Opera’s Operaworks programme for 2008/2009, designed to develop professional singers’ skills early in their operatic careers. He also participated in the International Vocal Arts Institute’s programme at l’Université de Montréal in 2008 and at Virginia Tech in 2011 under Joan Dornemann, Assistant Conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. He recently sang in master classes with British tenor Ian Bostridge and the great Amercian baritone, Sherrill Milnes. Mr. Pike studies with celebrated American bass Daniel Lewis Williams of the Bayerische Staatsoper. He previously studied with Theresa Goble at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and William Perry at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto.
David John Pike lives with his family in Luxembourg.
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