2006 – David Corcoran

Tenor David Corcoran won the Opera Foundation Australia Italian Award in 2006 which enabled him to travel to Pisa in 2007 to work at the Accademia di Musicale di Pisana followed by a performance of Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore at the Galati Theatre, Romania.

David has also won a number of other awards, most notably The Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Aria Award in 2007. David has been a member of the Ensemble of Opera Australia for the last 4 years. Prior to this he was a Member of the Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Program and the Opera Australia Chorus. His roles have included Lieutenant Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Rodolfo in La Bohème, The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Borsa in Rigoletto, Nick in La Fanciulla del West, Giuseppe in La Traviata, Bob Boles in Peter Grimes, Carlson in Of Mice and Men, David in Bliss, Zinovy Ismailov in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Narraboth in Salome, Captain/Narrator/Hippolytus in Love of the Nightingale, Pong in Turandot and Victorin in Die Tote Stadt.

In 2013, David covered the roles of Don Jose in Carmen (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour), Froh in Das Rheingold and Siegmund in Die Walküre for the Melbourne Ring Cycle. In 2014, David is covering Don Jose for the mainstage Opera Australia performances in Melbourne and Sydney and will be performing Borsa in a new production of Rigoletto as well as Rodrigo in Otello. David has also performed many Oratorio and concerts works most recently with the Sydney Philharmonia in their Rogers & Hammerstein program, Something Wonderful. He is also an Ambassador for the Asthma Foundation Australia.