Dave Doidge

David Doidge is a freelance Opera Coach and former Chorus Master at Welsh National Opera. As a previous member of music staff, he has worked with internationally acclaimed conductors Carlo Rizzi, Lothar Köenigs, Tomáš Hanus, Ainars Rubikis and Erik Nielsen with highlights including ToscaDon GiovanniEugene Onegin and Der Rosenkavalier. In 2019 he was assistant conductor and répétiteur for Tosca at the Abu Dhabi Festival with Sir Bryn Terfel, Kristine Opolais, Vittorio Grigolo and Sinfonia Cymru conducted by Gareth Jones.

A regular artist in Wales, David has appeared in performance at Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St Martin in-the-Fields, Leeds Lieder and the Edinburgh International Festival and in Los Angeles, Rome, Ischia, Oman and Brussels. Recital partners include Rebecca Evans, Nuccia Focile, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Alfie Boe and Trystan Llŷr Griffiths.

David is a visiting coach for the Opera School and Vocal Performance department at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and at The Wales International Academy of Voice. For two years he has been assistant conductor and coach for National Youth Choir of Wales and is Music Advisor to Decca Records.