David Walsh, a native of Toronto, is currently is going into his first year of his Masters in Opera at the University of Toronto after finishing a Bachelor of Music in Performance there earlier this year. 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 two years later to follow his true passion.
From there David has participated in a wide range of vocal performances. A highlight at the beginning of this year was very recently when he placed as a prize winner in the Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition. He will be singing as the tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Mozart Players and the Pax Chrisit Chorale as an outcome of prize winning. At U of T Opera this past season, he made his debut in Le Nozze di Figaro as Don Curzio. He was asked to perform as part of the chorus for Opera Atelier’s production of Idomeneo in 2019. He was asked back to the Opera Atelier Chorus for this season for their production of Don Giovanni. In the spring of 2018 he 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.
Music has always been a part of David’s life. He started playing piano at 7, later on took up the violin and continued both for many years. In his teens, he also discovered the joy of singing.
As well as an avid singer, David is an avid biker. This form of transportation is the way he practices a lot of his repertoire. So, if you ever see a blur of red hair and hear some Fauré on the downtown streets of Toronto, you have most likely encountered David Walsh.