David Rogers-Smith's past performances for Melbourne Opera include the role of Pinkerton in Madam Butterfly, Canio in I Pagliacci, Danilo in The Merry Widow , the title role in Gounod's Faust and Don Jose in Carmen. For Victorian Opera his appearances include Jules and Greenberg in Sondheim's Sunday In The Park With George, Alex in The Riders, The Steward and Cinderella's Father in Into The Woods, Pirelli in Sweeney Todd and Drew in The Banquet Of Secrets.
Other operatic roles have included The Slave in Salome with the Kirov Opera in the Melbourne International Festival. He is also one of the countries most established musical theatre artists, his credits including principal roles in Les Miserables for its Asian & African touring production, Funny Girl, Chicago, Forbidden Broadway 2000, Pal Joey, Elegies for Angels, Sondheim's Marry Me A Little and Follies in Concert, and over 2500 performances as the Italian tenor, Ubaldo Piangi, in the Australian national and South-East Asian touring productions of The Phantom of the Opera.
He has appeared as soloist with the Australian Pops Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra and with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society, the Geelong Choral Society, and the National Boys' Choir, in the Melbourne Town Hall's Proms Series and in extensive music theatre tours of major venues throughout China in 2013 and 2015.