David 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. From September 2015 he will take up a position on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
In concert, Shipley has appeared regularly as a soloist with the Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, including in Monteverdi’s Vespers and Handel’s Dixit Dominus at the Salzburg Fesitval to mark the choir’s fiftieth anniversary. He recently performed the role of Tiresias on the London Symphony Orchestra’s critically acclaimed ‘LSO Live’ recording of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and featuring Stuart Skelton, Jennifer Johnston and Gidon Saks.
Operatic highlights inlclude Britten’s Billy Budd conducted by Sir Mark Elder at the Glyndebourne Festival, BBC Proms, and Brooklyn Academy of Music; Sarastro Die Zauberflöte for Royal Academy Opera; Bartolo Le Nozze di Figaro at the Amersham Music Festival; and the Drum-maker in Jonathan Dove’s Pinocchio and Gabriel in Dvořák’s The Cunning Peasant, both at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Forthcoming engagements include Colline La Bohème at the Verbier Festival; Beethoven’s Mass in C at the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut; and solos in Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Monteverdi’s Vespers and Orfeo, all with the Monteverdi Choir.
Shipley is currently a scholar on the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Janice Chapman. He previously studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded first-class BMus (Hons) and MA degrees, as well as a DipRAM. In 2008 he won the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for Young Singers.
He is a Classical Opera Company Associate Artist.
Credit: Maximilian van London