David Hobson

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Australian tenor and composer David Hobson is one of Australia’s best known operatic and classical recording artists. He has sung many roles for Opera Australia and both state and international opera companies, including his award-winning performances of Rodolfo (La Boheme) and the title role in Orphee.

Other roles include Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte), Count Almaviva (The Barber of Saville), Nadir (Pearl Fishers), Lindoro (L’Italiana in Algeri), Frederic (The Pirates of Penzance), The Architect in the world premiere of The Eighth Wonder, Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), the title role in Candide, Danilo (The Merry Widow) and Aristaeus/ Pluto (Orpheus in the Underworld).

Special engagements include appearing with the San Francisco Opera in the world premiere of Dangerous Liaison, a performance in the Great Hall, Canberra for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Schubert’s Winterreise for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and singing the national anthem at the AFL Grand Final. He has performed his own show at the Sydney Opera House and at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

He is also well known from his appearances on Carols in the Domain, Carols by Candlelight, Spicks and Specks, It Takes Two, Dancing with the Stars and as a presenter on the Foxtel arts channel, STUDIO. He has recorded numerous albums with many reaching No 1 chart status. The most recent recording – Endless Days – is a collection of Celtic favourites.

David has won awards including Operatic Performer of the Year, the Sydney Critics Circle Award, The Age Performing Arts Award for Best Performer in Opera and an Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Award. David most recently performed the role of Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.


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David Hobson

  Travels from:
Melbourne, Australia

  Contact:
1300 884 485+61295183944

  Specialty Areas:
Soloists, Classical Ensembles, Recording Artists, Live Bands

  Date of Birth:
18 December 1960

  Place of Birth:
Ballarat, Australia

  Alumni of:
University of Melbourne

  Affiliations:

  • Musica Viva Australia
  • Opera Australia


  Awards:

  • The Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship 1998
  • Mo Awards 1994: Operatic Performer of the Year
  • ARIA Music Awards 1998: Best Music Video – Now Until the Break of Day


  Albums:

  • Inside This Room
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Tenor and Baritone
  • The Exquisite Hour
  • The Promise
  • A Little Closer
  • Enchanted Way



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