David Timson studied acting and singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has performed in modern and classic plays throughout the UK and abroad, including Wild Honey for Alan Ayckbourn, Hamlet, The Man of Mode, and The Seagull. Among his many television appearances have been roles in Nelson's Column and Swallows and Amazons. For Naxos AudioBooks he has recorded, to date, six volumes of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and directed Twelfth Night as well as playing Feste. On Naxos, he takes the part of the Narrator in Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale. For Naxos Educational he has narrated all current Opera Explained titles and may also be heard in the Life and Works series.