B i o g r a p h y
I am a classical tenor from Yorkshire, and recently completed a Master of Music in vocal performance at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tuition of Andrew Heggie, where I was generously supported by the Hargreaves and Ball Scholarship.
My professional solo work includes Handel's Messiah with the Harrogate Choral Society, Mozart's Requiem with Richmondshire Choral Society, Bach's St John Passion with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Haydn's The Creation with Spires Orchestra and Chorus.
In 2022 I toured with Opera North in their production of La Traviata and was a Young Artist with Waterperry Opera Festival. I have been a chorus member with Opera Holland Park since 2020 and in summer 2019 I toured the UK with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company performing the roles of Leonard Meryll in The Yeomen of the Guard and Luiz in The Gondoliers.
I have performed many roles professionally including Tamino in Mozart's The Magic Flute, the Gingerbread Witch in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, Mr Upfold in Britten's Albert Herring, Harry Benn in Ethel Smyth's The Boatswain's Mate, Camille in Lehár's The Merry Widow and Frederic in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance.
I have been a Fellow with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, a choral scholar with the Oxford Bach Soloists, from 2018-2019 I was a choral scholar at St Martin-In-The-Fields and I am in demand as a soloist with choral societies and opera companies.
I studied music at the University of Birmingham, graduating in 2016 and afterwards I taught classroom music before becoming a freelance singer.
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Photo Ben Tomlin 2019
“One of the most important parts, the Gingerbread Witch, was excellently sung by tenor David Woods. ”