Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Reader Submission: Dawid Kimberg

Dawid Kimberg (L - Cendrillon)

South African baritone Dawid Kimberg was born in Johannesburg and attended the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School. He moved to the United Kingdon in 2001 and trained at the Royal College of Music with Ryland Davies and the National Opera Studio. He attended the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy in 2008.

He is currently performing in Massenet's "Cendrillon" at the Royal Opera House in London, which runs through July 16th. On July 17th, he will participate in the Jette Parker Young Artists programs. Click HERE for performance and ticket information for either show.

His operatic roles includes Count (Le nozze di Figaro) and Ottone (L’incoronazione di Poppea) for RCM, Duke (Roméo et Juliette) for British Youth Opera, Bruno (Parthenogenesis) at Canterbury Cathedral, Masetto (Don Giovanni) at the Purcell Room and Morales (Carmen) for Glyndebourne on Tour. 

He represented South Africa in the 2009 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

He joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2009 and made his Royal Opera debut as Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo), followed by Steersman (Tristan und Isolde), Potapytch (The Gambler), Morales (Carmen) and Second Nazarene (Salome).
Upcoming performances include Jokanaan (Salome) in Singapore and Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus) at the Bolshoi.

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