Internationally regarded for his recordings of Schubert lieder and the cantatas of J.S Bach, ARIA Award-nominated baritone David Greco has sung on some of the finest stages across Europe and appeared in celebrated opera festivals including Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
In 2012 he was the first Australian singer to be appointed a position with the Sistine Chapel Choir in the Vatican, Rome.
Now an acclaimed interpreter opera and concert work, he appears regularly with Australia’s finest orchestras such as the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and notably the Sydney Symphony in their Helpmann Award-winning concerts of Bach’s Cantata, Ich habe genug.
He has become closely associated with Britten’s War Requiem, making his debut in this work with West Australia Symphony Orchestra in 2022, and again in 2023 with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Most recently David appeared as the soloist in Verdi’s Requiem in the Sydney Opera House with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.
Equally experienced on the operatic stage, he has been a principal artist with Opera Australia in The Eighth Wonder and The Love of Three Oranges. David has become closely associated with the celebrated Pinchgut Opera company, his performance of Seneca in their production of L’incoronazione di Poppea receiving critical acclaim.
As a recording artist David has an impressive catalogue of international recordings including Jack Body’s Poems of Love & War on the Naxos label and Solo bass cantatas of J.S. Bach, with the Netherlands-based Luthers Bach Ensemble on the Brilliant Classics label.
David is an active researcher into historical performance of 19th-century voice and recently received his doctorate from the University of Melbourne. His PhD led to the first Australian recordings of the historically informed performance of Schubert’s songs cycles Winterreise and Die schöne Müllerin with duo partner Erin Helyard on ABC Classic, the latter disk receiving an ARIA nomination for Best Classical Album in 2020. In 2023 Erin and David will collaborate on the Australian premier historical recording of Schubert’s Schwanengesang with ABC Classics.
Future 2023 projects include Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas with Christ Church Symphony Orchestra, and the role of Valens in Opera Australia’s 2023 Summer Season of Handel’s Theodora.
David is a Lecturer in Voice and Opera at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.