Internationally regarded for his interpretations of Schubert lieder and solo works of J.S Bach, ARIA Award-nominated baritone David Greco has sung on some of the finest stages across Europe and appeared in celebrated opera festivals including Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
In 2014 he became the first Australian appointed a position with the Sistine Chapel Choir in the Vatican, Rome.
An acclaimed interpreter of oratorio and concert work, he appears regularly with Australia’s finest orchestras such as the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and notably the Sydney Symphony in their Helpmann Award-winning concerts of Bach’s Cantata, Ich habe genug. Most recently he made his debut with West Australia Symphony Orchestra in Britten’s War Requiem, and in 2023 will also debut with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the same work.
Equally experienced on the operatic stage, he has been a principal artist with Opera Australia in The Eighth Wonder and The Love of Three Oranges. He is a frequent artist with the celebrated Pinchgut Opera, his performance of Seneca in their production of The Coronation of Poppea receiving critical acclaim.
As a recording artist David has an impressive catalogue of international recordings including Jack Body’s Poems of Love & War on the Naxos label and Solo bass cantatas of J.S. Bach, with the Netherlands-based Luthers Bach Ensemble on the Brilliant Classics label.
David is an active researcher into historical performance of 19th-century voice and recently received his doctorate from the University of Melbourne. His PhD led to the first Australian recordings of the historically informed performance of Schubert’s songs cycles Winterreise and Die schöne Müllerin with duo partner Erin Helyard on ABC Classic, the latter disk receiving an ARIA nomination for Best Classical Album in 2020.
In 2023 Erin and David will collaborate on the Australian premier historical recording of Schubert’s Schwanengesang with ABC Classics.
David is also a Lecturer in Voice and Opera at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.