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Born Aberdeen.

Scottish baritone

David Stephenson trained as an electronic and electrical engineer.  He later studied at the Royal College of Music in London.

From the beginning he has worked regularly at Haddo House. Early appearances with Scottish Opera include Marquis d'Obigny, Guglielmo, Papageno and Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos). More recently he has sung Germont and Macbeth.

He has appeared at Welsh National Opera (Escamillo, Sharpless, Papageno, Silvio), English National Opera (Marullo), Buxton Festival (Simone in Mozart's La finta semplice and Roland in Schubert's Fierrabras), and Opera Ireland (Alidoro, Speaker, Angelotti). Roles with Carl Rosa include the Mikado, Shadbolt in Yeomen of the Guard, Willis in Iolanthe and Capt Corcoran in HMS Pinafore, as well as Falke in Die Fledermaus.

He has worked at the Wexford Festival, as well as with Opera Holland Park. In addition to working with Raymond Gubbay (Escamillo, Silvio), he has appeared many times with Diva Opera (Guglielmo, Sharpless, Enrico Ashton, Almaviva, Marcello, Falke, Danilo, Dandini, Onegin and Figaro.

Appearances on the continent include Ariodate in Xerxes at Halle,  Count Robinson in Il matrimonio segreto at Les Azuriales, in addition to Escamillo at the Festival de Perelada in Spain and at Opera Zuid.

Rev September 2014

Roles in Scotland

Charles Blount Lord Mountjoy
Gloriana 1989
Escamillo a toreador
Carmen 1991
Carmen 2005
Harlequin a comedian
Ariadne on Naxos 1997
Ariadne on Naxos 1998
Marquis d' Obigny
Traviata 1998
Traviata 2001
Papageno a bird-catcher
Zauberflöte 1998
Guglielmo another officer, Ferrando's friend
Così fan tutte 2001
Falke a notary and friend of Eisenstein
Fledermaus 2006
Eugene Onegin Lensky's friend
Eugene Onegin 2009
Giorgio Germont Alfredo's father
Traviata 2012
Traviata 2013
Macbeth a general in King Duncan's army
Macbeth 2014

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