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Canada: David DQ Lee

Counter tenor - born 1978

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competitor

David D Q Lee was first prize winner at the 43rd Francisco Viñas Competition in Barcelona, Musica Sacra Competition in Italy, and George London Competition in NY, and finalist at the Metropolitan Opera Competition in NY and Queen Elizabeth Competition in Belgium, among many others.

His wide repertoire ranges from Baroque to Contemporary and Jazz to New Age, and collaboration with such conductors as Christoph Eschenbach, Timothy Vernon, Andrey Boreykyo, Sergiu Comissiona, and Edoardo Müller.

His recent European opera debut was at the Vienna Volksoper as Oberon Midsummer Night's Dream, and he will also appear at Hamburg Staatsoper singing the title role Radamisto.

Future appearances include at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw singing Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Santiago Opera in Chile as Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus, Messiah in Belfast, Orfeo ed Euridice in Korea, and B minor Mass with the Orchestre Symphonie de Québec in Canada, amongst many other solo concert and recital appearances.

Repertoire details for Concert 2 and Recital 1:

Concert 2 - Monday 11 June

  • Handel: Va tacito e nascosto (Giulio Cesare)
  • Haydn: A chi mi volgo...Ah che morir vorrei (Arianne a Naxos)
  • Berlioz: L'île inconnue (Les nuits d'été)
  • Jake Heggie: A Route to the Sky (The Paper Wings No 4)

With BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk

Recital 1 - Saturday 9 June

  • Hahn: A Chloris
  • Hahn: Quand je fus pris au pavillon
  • Poulenc: Hôtel (Banalités)
  • Isang Yun: A Letter
  • Schubert: Erlkönig

Accompanist: Simon Lepper