Credit: Det Kongelige Teater/Natascha Rydvald

David’s first season as a member of Royal Danish Opera included critically acclaimed performances of Rigoletto, Jack Rance in Fanciulla del West, Sharpless Madama Butterfly and Iago Otello. The 18/19 season looks to be just as exciting, kicking off with Di Luna in Francisco Negrin’s new production of Il Trovatore, followed by Marcello La Boheme, Scarpia, Tosca and Nixon in China.

Royal Danish Opera

“Kempster is the latest addition to the Royal Danish Opera’s ensemble and his presence (Iago/Otello) would have justified Verdi’s original idea to title his opera after the villain. His singing was idiomatic and possessed a calm, warm authority that appeared even to compel Morandi’s roaring orchestra into complicity.”
– Opera Now, Andrew Mellor (July/August ‘18)