David Parkin

David Parkin


David is the winner of Australia’s Operatunity Oz competition, a joint production between Opera Australia and the ABC which was televised late in 2006. Other competition successes include winning the 2013 Opera Foundation Australia Vienna State Opera Award, the 2009 Opera Foundation Australia Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship and being placed as a finalist in the McDonald’s Operatic Aria.

David studies vocal technique with Glenn Winslade and Sharolyn Kimmorley AM. He also holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from the University of Sydney.

David’s recent engagements have included Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Ramfis in Aida, Basilio in Barber of Seville, Colline in La bohème, Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Sparafucile in Rigoletto and the King in Aida for Opera Australia; Sparafucile in Rigoletto for Opera Queensland; Mozart’s Requiem with Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Verdi’s Requiem with Canberra Symphony Orchestra; Opera in the Arboretum, Pearl Beach and his debut for the State Opera of South Australia as the King in their production of Aida.

David’s engagements with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra have included a Verdi Gala in the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, La fanciulla del West and the “Classical Spectacular” at the Rod Laver Arena.  He has also performed at Opera in the Vineyard, Stanthorpe Queensland and made his debut in 2008 with Pinchgut Opera in their production of Charpentier’s opera David and Jonathan.

This year David will continue as a principal artist with Opera Australia where his roles will include Colline in La bohème, Horn in Un ballo in maschera, Ramfis in Aida and Angelotti in Tosca. He will also return to State Opera of South Australia to sing the role of Alcade in La forza del destino.