David Walsh, a native of Toronto, is going into his fourth year of a Bachelor of Music in Performance at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. He currently studies with Peter Barnes. He started classical vocal training in his last year of high school, began his studies in Music Education at the University of Toronto, and then auditioned successfully for Voice Performance programme two years later to follow his true passion.
Recently, Walsh has
participated in a wide range of vocal performances. A highlight at the
beginning of this year was his invitation to perform as part of the chorus for
Opera Atelier’s production of Idomeneo. He was asked back to
the Opera Atelier Chorus for the 2019/2020 season and has just finished singing
in its autumn production of Don Giovanni. He will also be
playing the supporting role of Don Curzio in Mozart’s Le nozze di
Figaro in the University of Toronto’s upcoming production. In the
spring of 2018, Walsh was invited to perform with the Against the Grain Theatre
as a chorus soloist for the opera Orphée et Eurydice. In May 2017,
he was an opera chorus member in the critically acclaimed Oksana G,
a new Canadian opera premiered by Tapestry Opera, where he had the honour of
working with many esteemed artists. He is part of the Cor Unum Ensemble, an
ensemble run by young adults from across Toronto.