David Boothroyd

David Boothroyd served ten years as Music Director for Burnaby Lyric Opera, and remains vocal coach with the UBC Opera Ensemble. He now serves as company pianist and principal coach with City Opera Vancouver, and maintains an active free-lance career working with many of BC’s finest singers.

Originally from Nova Scotia, Mr Boothroyd studied at Mount Allison University and the University of Western Ontario. He coached and conducted for ten years at the Music Theatre Studio Ensemble at the Banff School of Fine Arts before moving to Vancouver in 1991. Since then he has worked extensively with Vancouver Opera in main-stage and Opera in the Schools productions.

In concert Mr Boothroyd has accompanied a wide variety of singers and instrumentalists, including a recent series of recitals by heldentenor Lance Ryan. During his thirty-five years in opera he has coached or conducted full productions of most of the standard repertoire plus many lesser-known works, and has assisted in the development of many newly-composed operas.