David Hansen was born in Sydney, Australia. He studied singing with Andrew Dalton at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and furthered his studies with James Bowman and David Harper.
In 2004, he made his European debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Recent engagements include Handel’s Saul under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Nerone in Boston Early Music Festival’s production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, the title-role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare under Alessandro De Marchi for Semperoper Dresden, Mozart’s Mitridate, re di Ponto under Christophe Rousset for Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, the title-role in Handel’s Serse under Jean-Christophe Spinosi and the title-role in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice under Rinaldo Alessandrini for Den Norske Opera.
Concert highlights include Carmina Burana with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle, the title-role in Handel’s Solomon with René Jacobs and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Bach’s Johannes-Passion with Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble under Marc Minkowski and Handel’s Messiah under Fabio Biondi.
Forthcoming engagements include the role of Telemaco in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria under De Marchi for the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina for the Bolshoi Theater, Theater an der Wien and Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe, Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre for Opernhaus Zürich under Fabio Luisi and his Wigmore Hall début with the Venice Baroque Orchestra and Andrea Marcon.
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06 July 2017
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