DAVID BOOTHROYD has been working in opera for more than twenty-five years as a coach and rehearsal pianist. His repertoire ranges from Handel and Mozart to Puccini, Verdi and Strauss, and includes many modern works. He has coached productions in St. Louis, Toronto, Guelph, Banff and Vancouver. As an accompanist, he has performed across Canada and in national broadcasts over CBC radio.
Originally from Nova Scotia, David studied music at Mount Allison University and the University of Western Ontario. He worked for eight winters at the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he helped in the creation of several new operas, and he was an instructor in the opera program at the Courtenay Youth Music Centre on Vancouver Island for six summers. Since 1992 David has frequently worked with Vancouver Opera in many of their main-stage and school productions.