David Edwards is a freelance director, writer and presenter. He was born in London and graduated in Classics from Cambridge University. David has directed opera around the world (including San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland, Houston, Minneapolis, Chicago, Tulsa, Memphis, Philadelphia, London, Milan, Vienna, and Tokyo). Previous credits in Singapore: Nozze di Figaro, Il Barbiere di Siviglia for SLO and Die Walküre (Act 1) for the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. His original scripts have been performed in London and Aldeburgh (Wagner & Berlioz; Verdi in Venice; Wagner, Britten & the Sea, From Bayeuth to Busseto, Verdi’s Singers on record, Verdi’s Trills) and at the Chicago Humanities Festival (Opera At The Movies, Exiled In America). David visits Tokyo every year to direct a production with the Young Artists at the New National Theatre (Albert Herring 2008, Falstaff 2010 and Il Tabarro/Gianni Schicchi 2011). In London he is Production Director for The Mastersingers and regularly tutors students at the Motley Theatre Design Course.