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The English bass David Shipley received his training at the Royal Academy and the Guildhall School of Music in London, where he studied with Janice Chapman. He was subsequently accepted into the Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, where in the last season he performed in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, and Bizet’s Carmen. He was part of the ensemble in Britten’s Billy Budd at the Glyndebourne Festival and Opera di Roma. Among his plans for the 2018-19 season are engagements as Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto at Scottish Opera and as Truffaldin in Strauss’s Ariadne at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. Shipley enjoys a close collaboration with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, under whose direction he has appeared in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, Bach’s B minor Mass, and Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. Other credits include performances at the Salzburg Festival, the BBC Proms, and LUCERNE FESTIVAL.