Biographies - 5.12.2022
Internationally regarded for his interpretations of Schubert Lieder andthe works of J.S. Bach, baritone David Greco has sung on some of thefinest stages across Europe and has appeared as a principal in opera festivals such as Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Glyndebourne. In 2014 he was the first Australian appointed to a position with the Sistine Chapel Choir in the Vatican.
He regularly appears with leading Australian ensembles such as Pinchgut Opera, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia and, most recently, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in their Helpmann Award winning concerts of Bach’s cantata, Ich habe genug. As a principal artist with Opera Australia, he appeared in The Eighth Wonder and The Love for Three Oranges, and his appearances as Seneca in Pinchgut’s Coronation of Poppea and Momus in Platée received critical acclaim.
His impressive catalogue of solo recordings includes Poems of Love and War, featuring arias by New Zealand composer Jack Body (Naxos), and his first recital album, presenting music by Bach (Brilliant Classics). David Greco is an active researcher into the historical performance practice of 19th-century vocal music and recently received his doctorate from Melbourne University. This led to the first Australian recordings of historically informed performances of Schubert’s song cycles Winterreise and Die schöne Müllerin (ABC Classic), the latter receiving an ARIA nomination for Best Classical Album (2020).