(b Greasbrough, Sept 6, 1956). English baritone. He studied in London, then in 1979 joined the Glyndebourne chorus. In 1980 he sang Schaunard with Glyndebourne Touring Opera. For Opera Factory (1982–90) he has sung Birtwistle’s Punch, Filch (The Beggar’s Opera), Mel (The Knot Garden), Mercury (Calisto) and Don Giovanni; he also created roles in Birtwistle’s Yan Tan Tethera and Osborne’s Hell’s Angels (1986). For Kent Opera he sang Hector (King Priam); for Scottish Opera, Pennybank Bill (Mahagonny), Strephon (A Midsummer Marriage), Orlofsky and Macbeth. For Glyndebourne Touring Opera he sang Serezha in the première of Osborne’s The Electrification of the Soviet Union in 1987 (repeating it at the 1988 festival) and Donny in Tippett’s New Year (1990). He sang Cipolla in Stephen Oliver’s Mario and the Magician at Batignano (...
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