Australian tenor and composer David Hobson is one of
Australia’s best known operatic and recording artists. He has sung many
roles for Opera Australia, state opera companies and internationally including
his award winning performances of Rodolfo (La Boheme)
and the title role in Orphee.
Other roles include Don
Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte), Count
Barber of Saville), Nadir (Pearl Fishers), Lindoro (L'Italiana
in Algeri), Frederic
(The Pirates of Penzance) and The Architect in the world premiere of The
Special engagements include a performance in the
Great Hall, Canberra for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the AFL Grand Final.
He is also well known from his appearances on Carols in the Domain, Carols
by Candlelight, Spicks and Specks, It
Takes Two and Dancing with the Stars.
Recordings include The Promise, A Little Closer, Presenting David
Hobson, The Exquisite Hour, Cinema Paradiso, French and Italian
Arias, Handel Arias, Inside This Room (with David Hirschfelder), Tenor and Baritone (with Anthony Warlow)
and more recently You'll Never Walk Alone
which spent 10 weeks at Number 1 on the Classical Charts and Singing for Love (with Yvonne Kenny) also
Number 1 on the Classical Charts. His new recording The Enchanted Way (a collection of folk
songs from the British Isles) is another Number 1 chart success and has
received an Aria nomination. David’s compositions include a music theatre
version of Macbeth, the chamber opera Remembering Rosie,
and the soundtrack to the film One Perfect Day, which was awarded
Best Score by the Australian Film Critics Association.
David has won numerous awards including Operatic
Performer of the Year, the Sydney Critics Circle Award, The Age Performing Arts
Award for Best Performer in Opera, an Australian Record Industry Association
(ARIA) Award and an Australian Film Critics Circle Award for best film score.
David’s diverse ability was highlighted in 2010. For
Opera Australia, he performed the title role in of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide for
the Sydney Festival and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, he played to packed houses with his show Am I
Really Here? at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, performed Schubert's Winterreise for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and toured nationally
with soprano, Yvonne Kenny.
David is a currently a
presenter on the new Foxtel arts channel, STVDIO.
Mark Gogoll Enterprises, February, 2011