David Hansford

 

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Born in Dorset, England, bass David Hansford studied at the Royal College of Music International Opera School, and lives in Bergen, Norway.  David has performed extensively across the UK, with roles including Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte in several productions, Daland in Der Fliegende Holländer, Colline  in La boheme and creating leading roles in numerous contemporary operas. 


Since moving to Norway, he has featured as a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Lera Auerbach’s The Infant Minstrel, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia), Bergen National Opera (Yamadori/Bonzo in Madama Butterfly), Bergen Cathedral Choir (Christus in Matthäus Passion, Monteverdi’s Vespers and the extensive basso profondo solos in Rautavaara’s Vigilia), Collegium Musicum (Bach’s Wiehnachtsoratorium) Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (Yamadori in Madama Butterfly) and the Philip Glass Ensemble (basso profondo soloist in Powaqqatsi). 


In the 2017-18 season he will sing Montano Otello for Bergen National Opera/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Messiah for Bergen Cathedral Choir.

 

Photo©Chris Christodoulou