Meet WNO

David Kempster

David Kempster was born in North Wales and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. He began his career as a company principal with English National Opera and has subsequently appeared with many leading houses throughout Europe and the USA. Career highlights include Sharpless Madam Butterfly (Dallas Opera; ENO; WNO; Royal Danish Opera); Germont La traviata (WNO; Royal Danish Opera; Glyndebourne); Di Luna Il trovatore (Scottish Opera; WNO; ENO; Royal Danish Opera); Iago Otello (Opera North; WNO; Royal Danish Opera; ENO); Lescaut Manon Lescaut (Florida Grand Opera; ENO; WNO); title role Rigoletto (Gothenburg Opera; Royal Danish Opera; Danish National Opera); Jack Rance La fanciulla del West, Scarpia Tosca (Royal Danish Opera); Duke of Nottingham Roberto Devereux (Dallas Opera; WNO); Amonastro Aida (Royal Albert Hall); title roles Nabucco, Guillaume Tell, Don Giovanni and Alfio/Tonio Cavalleria rusticana (Welsh National Opera); title role Nabucco (Savonlinna Festival); Renato Un ballo in maschera, and the Poacher The Cunning Little Vixen (ENO).

Recent engagements: Scarpia Tosca (Danish National Opera); title role Rigoletto (Gothenburg Opera); Germont La traviata (Royal Danish Opera).