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Born South Shields.

English bass.

David Morrison studied in Newcastle with Dr J E Hutchinson (teacher of Kathleen Ferrier), and in Glasgow at the RSAMD with Neilson Taylor. His early career in housing management was combined and extensive amateur and semi-professional activity in opera and oratorio. During this period he sang several major roles. Appearances include Northern Opera (four baritone roles in Tales of Hoffmann) and Durham University (Wotan in Die Walküre). Other roles were Creon (Medea), Colline (La bohème), Matt of the Mint (The Beggar's Opera), King (Aïda) and Ford (Sir John in Love).

After joining the Scottish Opera Chorus he played a multitude of short roles during a quarter-century of activity, continuing to work with the company regularly after the professional chorus was disbanded. One major part he was able to perform as an understudy was Kecal in The Bartered Bride.

Roles in Scotland

Usher
Rigoletto 1984
Second Prisoner
Fidelio 1984
Fidelio 1991
Alphonse Raoul's butler
Vie Parisienne 1985
Vie Parisienne 1987
Fifth Servant
Capriccio 1985
Kammersänger a card player
Intermezzo 1986
Intermezzo 2011
Antonio a gardener, Susanna's uncle
Nozze di Figaro 1986
Nozze di Figaro 1987
Nozze di Figaro 1995
Nozze di Figaro 1999
Nozze di Figaro 2000
Old Gypsy
Trovatore 1986
Trovatore 1992
Trovatore 1996
Trovatore 2001
Trovatore 2015
Avram the bookseller
Fiddler on the Roof 1986
Arthur Jones an impressed man
Billy Budd 1987
Billy Budd 1992
Theatre Director
Lulu 1987
Banker
Lulu 1987
Official
Bohème 1988
Bohème 1989
Bohème 1997
Bohème 1999
Russian Father
Death in Venice 1988
Second Armed Man
Zauberflöte 1988
Zauberflöte 2003
Zauberflöte 2004
Lisbon Man
Candide 1988
George Jones
Street Scene 1989
Kromow Counsellor to the Pontevedrian legation
Lustige Witwe 1989
Greek Captain
Trojans 1990
Alcalde Mayor
Force of Destiny 1990
Mercury Mercure
Trojans 1990
Sciarrone police officer
Tosca 1990
Tosca 1993
Tosca 1997
Tosca 1998
Tosca 2000
Tosca 2004
Fifth Jew
Salome 1990
Salome 1993
Salome 2000
Bride's Father
Vanishing Bridegroom 1990
William Marshall a Chicago financier
Regina 1991
Alcindoro a wealthy follower of Musetta
Bohème 1991
Bohème 1993
Bohème 1997
Bohème 1999
Bohème 2004
Don Basilio a singing teacher
Barbiere di Siviglia 1991
Marquis d' Obigny
Traviata 1992
Molchan Mitkov an elderly boyar
Oprichnik 1992
Servant of the Doge
Due Foscari 1993
Trifon Petrovich a captain
Eugene Onegin 1993
Euthycles a blacksmith
Belle Hélène 1995
Servant
Traviata 1996
Traviata 1998
Traviata 2001
Pásek innkeeper
Cunning Little Vixen 1997
Chief Judge
Dalibor 1998
Spanish Sailor
Magic Fountain 1999
Notary
Rosenkavalier 1999
Doctor
Macbeth 1999
Macbeth 2000
Fourth Nobleman of Brabant
Lohengrin 2003
Sixth Servant
Capriccio 2004
Commissar
Traviata 2008
Traviata 2009
Innkeeper
Manon 2009
José Castro highwayman
Fanciulla del West 2010
Billy Jackrabbit Red Indian
Fanciulla del West 2010
Mother
Seven Deadly Sins 2011
Count Ceprano a courtier
Rigoletto 2011
Sacristan
Tosca 2012
Ballested
Lady from the Sea 2012
Uncle Yakuside
Madam Butterfly 2014

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