In this album, David presents music with an unashamedly popular flavour: songs of our own time, coming straight from the heart.
David grew up in country Victoria and as a youngster sang in church choirs and local musicals, fronted rock and jazz bands and wrote music. While demonstrating his rock musical Macbeth to the Victoria State Opera, he was persuaded to become a
classical tenor on the basis of his distinctive singing voice, and joined the cast of the highly successful Broadway version of The Pirates of Penzance.
David went on to perform many operatic roles including his award-winning performances as Rodolfo in the Baz Luhrmann’s production of La bohème and Orpheus in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice. Outside of opera he performs extensively in concert and appears at major events including an exclusive performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the AFL Grand Final. David is well known to television audiences from his appearances on Carols in the Domain, Carols by Candlelight, It Takes Two and Dancing with the Stars.
David is also a highly successful composer whose works include a music theatre version of Macbeth, the chamber opera Remembering Rosie and the soundtrack to the film One Perfect Day, which was named Best Music Score by the Film Critics Circle of Australia in 2004.
His discography includes a number of opera DVDs (including the aforementioned internationally popular La bohème), top-selling classical CDs, a collection of original compositions with David Hirschfelder and a duet album with Anthony Warlow.
David has won numerous awards including a ‘MO’ award for Operatic Performer of the Year, a Sydney Theatre Critics’ Circle Award, also for Operatic Performer of the Year, The Age Performing Arts Award for Best Performer in Opera, and an Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Award for Best Classical Album.
1. MITCH LEIGH: The Impossible Dream, from Man of La Mancha
2. REM: Everybody Hurts
3. RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN: If I Loved You
4. CAT STEVENS: Father and Son
5. ROY ORBISON: Crying
6. MEREDITH WILLSON: Till There Was You
7. A-HA: Take On Me
8. U2: With or Without You
9. DAVID HOBSON: The Promise
10. GOO GOO DOLLS: Iris
11. MASCAGNI: Ave Maria
12. DAVID HOBSON: Bigger Than Us
13. BILLY JOEL: Lullaby
Australian tenor and composer David Hobson is one of Australia’s best known operatic and 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.