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David Greco (Baritone)

Born: Australia

The Australian baritone, David Greco, studied singing at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia, where he obtained his Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance in 2003. He first appeared as a soloist with Dame Emma Kirkby in her Australian concert tour 2006. He was soon invited as the soloist with many distinguished Australian and New Zealand ensembles, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and The Australian Haydn Ensemble & Auckland Choral.

David Greco has established himself as a fine interpreter of oratorio and opera throughout Australia and Europe. He is equally at home on stage, and in 2010 he made his Italian debut at Teatro Comunale Modena in George Frideric Handel’s Agrippina in the role of Pallante. The following year he made his debut with Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, France, in Alceste, in the role of Oracle with the Freiburger Barockorchester, under Ivor Bolton. His engagements in opera have spread widely across Australia, from first appearing in Die Zauberflöte, as Papageno, to performing in La Rondine with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Gianluigi Gelmetti. David became a company member of Opera Australia in 2007-2008. He performs regularly with Australian Baroque opera company Pinchgut Opera, in productions such as Dardanus by Rameau, David et Jonothan by Charpentier and L’Orfeo by Monteverdi. David recently made his role debut with for the company as Orestes in Cavalli’s Giasone.

David Greco moved to The Netherlands in 2009 to continue studies at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, with bass Peter Kooy and counter-tenor Michael Chance. he obtained there his Bachelor of Early Music degree in 2011. In Holland he performed regularly with Ton Koopman's Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir. He made his debut at the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam in 2010, in a recital of Monteverdi's Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi with Dutch Ensemble Le Nuove Musiche.

David Greco was based in the UK for the last two years, during which time he was engaged as a bass in Westminster Abbey Choir. He appeared at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in The Fairy Queen by Purcell under Laurence Cummings. He was invited to tour the UK and France in Messiah with The Academy of Ancient Music, under Richard Egarr.

2015 engagements include Aeneas in Purcell's Dido & Aeneas for Brisbane Baroque Festival, the Coffee Cantata (BWV 211) of J.S. Bach for the Canberra International Music Festival, and the role of Lopez in Gretry’s Lamant Jaloux for Pinchgut Opera in December.

David Greco’s Naxos solo recording debut was recently released, featuring arias by New Zealand composer Jack Body.


Source: David Greco Website; Photos 03-06, 08-09: Ola Renska
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Tymen Jan Bronda

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Video: BWV 249

Falco van Loon

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Video (2015): BWV 21

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David Greco - baritone (Official Website) [English/Dutch/German]

 


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