Australian baritone, David Greco has worked on the cutting edge of the early music movement in Europe, performing regularly with The Academy of Ancient Music under Richard Egarr and Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra under Ton Koopman. He has appeared as a soloist in the world’s most exciting festivals such as Festival Aix-en Provence/Gluck’s Alcêste under Ivor Bolton, and Glyndebourne Festival Opera/Purcell’s The Fairy Queen under Lawrence Cummings.
David was a baritone Lay Clark in Westminster Abbey Choir, and in 2014 was the first Australian appointed a position with the Sistine Chapel Choir in the Vatican, Rome.
David regularly appears with Australia’s finest ensembles and orchestras. In 2017 he undertook the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s tour of Handel’s Messiah and performed Bach’s cantata Ich habe genug in Helpmann Award-winning concerts with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, as well as featuring in performances of Messiah and Bach’s St Matthew Passion for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. His recent appearance as Seneca in Pinchgut Opera’s production of The Coronation of Poppea received critical acclaim.
David has an impressive catalogue of solo recordings spread across a variety of recording labels, including the recently released ‘Poems of Love & War’, featuring arias by New Zealand composer Jack Body on the Naxos Label.
In 2018 David released his debut recording with ABC Classics label of Schubert’s Winterreise with Erin Helyard. This year he will complete the Schubert song cycle trilogy when he makes the first Australian period-instrument recordings of Die Schöne Müllerin & Schwanengesang on the same label.
2019 will also see David release two contrasting recital disks of Bach Cantatas for Bass, one with Australian early music ensemble Van Diemen’s Band, and the second with Dutch based Luthers Bach Ensemble on the European label Brilliant Classics.
David is currently completing his PhD in historical voice with Melbourne University.
For Pinchgut Opera, David appeared in Fairy Queen (2003), Orfeo (2004), Dardanus (2005), Idomeneo (2006), Juditha Triumphans (2007), David & Jonathan (2008) and as Oreste in Giasone (2013). David sang the role of Lopez in L'Amant Jaloux in 2015 and the role of Seneca in Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea in 2017 and Abner in Handel's Athalia in 2018. David was also the baritone in our concert of Bach/Telemann in our inaugural concert in 2019 and will appear again in our Purcell and Charpentier concert in 2020.