David Howes

Bass-baritone

David Howes is a bass-baritone from Limerick where he studied with Olive Cowpar, before completing the BMus at the DIT (Now TUD) Conservatory of Music and Drama. David now studies with Robert Dean in London and is a member of The ABL Aviation Opera Studio with Irish National Opera for the 2020/2021 season. He is also a graduate of the inaugural Wexford Factory at the Wexford Festival Opera and the Young Artist Programme with Northern Ireland Opera. 

In opera, David has recently been a part of The Colour Green by Robert Coleman which was part of Irish National Opera’s 20 Shots of Opera. In March 2021, he covered Colline and performed the role of Doganiere/La bohème with Irish National Opera. Other opera roles include Count Ceprano/Rigoletto (Opera Theatre Company), Buff/Der Schauspieldirektor (Irish National Opera), the title role in Hans Krasa’s Brundibar (Killaloe Chamber Music Festival), Prince Yamadori/Madame Butterfly and Marchese d’Obigny/La traviata (Lyric Opera, Dublin), Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro (Zerere Arts Festival), Sciarrone/Tosca (WFO), Noye/Noye’s Fludde, Father Treulove/The Rake’s Progress and Quince/A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


Longborough debut: Priest & Badger/The Cunning Little Vixen (2021)