About

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Gareth Brynmor John is the winner of the 2013 Kathleen Ferrier Award. He studied at St John’s College, Cambridge and the National Opera Studio where he was supported by the Royal Opera House. He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, where he also won the Patrons’ Award.

Operatic roles include; Ishmeron, The Indian Queen (Opéra de Lille); Papageno, Die Zauberflöte (Welsh National Opera); Schaunard, La Boheme (WNO) Masetto, Don Giovanni (WNO); Claudio, Béatrice et Bénédict (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra); Robert, Les Vêpres Sicilliennes (WNO); Edoardo, The Seige of Calais (English Touring Opera); Sharpless, Madame Butterfly (Bury Court Opera); Pallante, Agrippina (Iford Arts Opera); Sid, Albert Herring (Shadwell Opera); Eugene Onegin (Royal Academy Opera); The Ferryman, Curlew River (Royal Academy Opera).

Concert highlights include The Kingdom with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Brahms Requiem with the Ulster Orchestra and with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Stanford Mass Via Victrix with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Britten’s War Requiem at Guildford and Chichester Cathedrals and at King’s College Cambridge; Dream of Gerontius with the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus; Fauré Requiem and Handel Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall and Carmina Burana with the Bach Choir at the Royal Festival Hall and with Hertfordshire Chorus at the Barbican.

He has given song recitals across the UK including Wigmore Hall, Oxford Lieder, Leeds Lieder, London Song Festival, London English Song Festival, Barber Institute, North Norfolk Music Festival, Haddo Festival, Ryedale Festival and Buxton Festival. Champs Hill Records recently released his first recital disc The Children’s Hour, recorded with the pianist William Vann.

Recent and future plans include a return to Welsh National Opera, opera performances at Caen, Antwerp and Luxembourg with Emmanuelle Haïm and the Le Concert d’Astrée, Carmina Burana at the Royal Albert Hall, Faure’s Requiem with the Bach Choir, Elijah at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, a concert at The Göttingen International Handel Festival, and recitals at The English Music Festival and New Paths Festival.

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