Born in Sydney, Australia, David is a Graduate of Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. In 2000 he joined the Opera Queensland Young Artist Programme, having already come to the attention of a wider public by reaching the 1997 Herald-Sun Aria Finals (Runner-up), 1998 Metropolitan Regional Finals (Runner-up) and the 1999 finals of the Covent Garden Scholarship, German Operatic and McDonalds Aria. He made his debut as Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with Opera Queensland, going on to sing the role of Colline as part of Opera Australia’s touring production of La Bohème, in addition to covering the roles of  Sparafucile and Ceprano in Ozopera’s production of Rigoletto.

He made his UK debut in 2004 as Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro and Jose Castro in La Fanciulla del West for Opera Holland Park, going on to participate in several ENO Baylis Education projects, including Pirates of Penzance and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In 2005, he covered the role of Bartolo for Glyndebourne on Tour, which led to his engagement as Bartolo in Opera North’s 2006 production.

More recently, appearances have included Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville and Bartolo for Opera East, Fat Englishman in Prokofiev’s The Gambler for Grange Park Opera, Pimlico Opera and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Leporello in Don Giovanni for English Pocket Opera, Signor La Rocca in Verdi’s Un giorno di regno for Opera della Luna/Iford Arts, Pooh-Bah in The Mikado for Opera della Luna, Bordeaux in Peter Cowdrey’s The Lovely Ladies for the 2011 Buxton Festival, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola for Bury Court Opera, Barone Douphol La traviata for Opéra de Limoges and Opéra Reims, and Bartolo with the Victorian Opera in Melbourne.

David made his debut with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, performing Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette under the baton of Nicholas Milton. He also debuted with Pinchgut Opera, Australia, appearing as Mr Bear in The Chimneysweep which has now been made into a CD recording available via Pinchgut Live.