David Kempster

Born in North Wales, baritone David Kempster studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. His many roles have included Escamillo in Carmen and Falke in Die Fledermaus for Glyndebourne Opera, Nottingham in Roberto Devereux and Miller in Luisa Miller for the Buxton Festival, Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore, Teddy Foran in Mark Anthony Turnage’s The Silver Tassie for English National Opera, and Iago in Otello for Opera North and Welsh National Opera.

David made his US debut with Dallas Opera in Madame Butterfly and returned to sing Nottingham in Roberto Devereux. He has also appeared in Manon Lescaut for Florida Grand Opera.

Recent and future engagements include performances in Elgar’s The Apostles with the Halle Orchestra in Manchester and at the BBC Proms, Madama Butterfly for Royal Danish Opera, Aida at the Royal Albert Hall, and Il Trovatore, Don Giovanni, La Boheme, Manon Lescaut and Roberto Devereux for Welsh National Opera.

(photo by Brian Tarr)