We are extremely excited to announce that American bass David Leigh has joined the TACT agency roster for General Management. David Leigh has quickly gained recognition for his visceral and intelligent singing, described by Opera News as "a bass of unusual agility, depth and darkness."
A recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Leigh has already been entrusted with many of the pinnacle roles in the opera canon. In the 2023-24 season, Leigh will portray Hagen in a new Ring Cycle at Opernhaus Zürich. He recently performed König Marke in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde at the Santa Fe Opera, following the pandemic-related cancellations of his performances as Filippo in Don Carlo at the Dallas Opera and Gurnemanz in Parsifal at the Canadian Opera Company.
Among David's current engagements is his debut as Commendatore in Don Giovanni at the Hyōgo Performing Arts Center at Kyoto, his return to Opernhaus Zürich as Fafner in a new production of Wagner's Siegfried. Additionally, he will make his debut with Jacaranda Music in Los Angeles for the world-premiere of Peter Knell and Stephanie Fleischman's Arkhipov.
Over the last years, Leigh has appeared with some of the most prestigious opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Bolshoi Theatre, Opernhaus Zürich, Canadian Opera Company Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as Colline, Commendatore, Sparafucile, Gremin and Fafner.
He is a keen performer of modern music and took part in several world premieres including Poul Ruder's The Thirteenth Child as King Hjarne in with Santa Fe Opera, the leading role of Turbo in the world-premiere of Rufus Wainwright's Hadrian.