David Woloszko is a graduate of Sydney Conservatorium and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. In 2000 he joined the Opera Queensland Young Artist Program, having already come to the attention of a wider public as runner-up in the 1997 Herald Sun Aria Finals and the 1998 Metropolitan Regional Finals, and as a finalist in the 1999 Covent Garden Scholarship, German Opera Award and McDonalds Aria.
He made his debut as Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) with Opera Queensland, going on to sing the role of Colline as part of Opera Australia’s touring production of La bohème. He made his UK debut in 2004 as Bartolo (The Marriage of Figaro) and as José Castro (La fanciulla del West) for Opera Holland Park, and was involved in several ENO Baylis education projects, including The Pirates of Penzance and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In 2005 he covered the role of Bartolo for Glyndebourne on Tour, which led to his engagement as Bartolo in Opera North’s 2006 production.
More recent appearances have included Don Basilio (The Barber of Seville) and Bartolo for Opera East, Fat Englishman in Prokofiev’s The Gambler, for Grange Park Opera, Pimlico Opera and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Leporello (Don Giovanni) for English Pocket Opera, Signor La Rocca (Verdi’s Un giorno di regno) for Opera della Luna / Iford Arts, Pooh-Bah (The Mikado) for Opera della Luna, Bordeaux in Peter Cowdrey’s The Lovely Ladies for the 2011 Buxton Festival, Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola) for Bury Court Opera, Barone Douphol (La traviata) for Opéra de Limoges and Opéra Reims, and Bartolo with the Victorian Opera in Melbourne.
Last month David made his debut with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, performing Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette under the baton of Nicholas Milton.
David appeared as Mr Bear in The Chimneysweep for Pinchgut in 2014.
Photo by Bridget Elliot
Pinchgut Opera acknowledges the Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation, the first story-tellers and singers of songs. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.