Dawid Kimberg was born in Johannesburg and moved to the UK in 2001 to further his studies at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Ryland Davies. He subsequently attended the National Opera Studio and between 2009 and 2011 was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Kimberg represented South Africa in the 2009 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
Kimberg’s operatic roles include Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte for Opera Holland Park, Conte Le nozze di Figaro and Moralès Carmen for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Mr. Gedge Albert Herring for Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse, Dr Falke Die Fledermaus for Bolshoi Opera in Moscow, Jochanaan Salome for Singapore Lyric Opera, Creonte in Haydn’s L’animo del filosofo in Russia, and Adonis Venus and Adonis at Wilton’s Music Hall. Most recently, he took part in the Deloitte Ignite Festival at the Royal Opera House, curated by Stephen Fry, which celebrated the works of Wagner and Verdi.
At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, his roles included Flemish Deputy Don Carlo, Steuermann Tristan und Isolde, Potapych The Gambler, Marullo Rigoletto, 2nd Prisoner Fidelio, Moralès Carmen (filmed and broadcast in 3D) and Surintendant des Plaisirs Cendrillon (filmed for DVD and broadcast). He also covered the roles of Forester Cunning Little Vixen, Mr Astley The Gambler, Malatesta Don Pasquale, Ned Keene Peter Grimes and Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia. Kimberg also recently sang Leuthold in Rossini’s Guillaume Tell with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano and recorded live for EMI Classics.
Kimberg’s many oratorio performances include the major works of Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Dvořák, Vaughan Williams, Tippett, Britten, Orff, Puccini, Duruflé and others. In recital he has appeared at the Wigmore Hall and performed Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin and Schwanengesang in the Crush Room at the Royal Opera House. He was the recipient of the Joaninha Award in 2007.
Kimberg’s engagements in 13/14 include Ned Keene Peter Grimes for Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Plutone Orfeo in a semi-staged concert performance at London’s Barbican under Richard Egarr; his debut with the Residentie Orkest in the Netherlands singing Bach’s St Matthew Passion; Dr Falke Die Fledermaus for Bolshoi Opera; and Masetto Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House. Further ahead his plans include the title role Owen Wingrave for Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse.
Dawid Kimberg is represented worldwide by Intermusica.
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