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James Beddoe

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London based tenor, studied on the Artist Masters at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. “There’s a beguiling smile in his voice” The Stage
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James hails from Southwell, Nottinghamshire, where he began his musical pursuits as a cathedral chorister. He is a graduate of the Artist Masters programme at Guildhall School of Music and Drama supported by a Leverhulme Scholarship. In 2023, James has performed Britten’s ‘Nocturne’ with Cardiff Chamber Orchestra as well as ‘Rodolfo’ in performances of ‘La bohème’. He reprised the role of ‘Prince Ramiro’ in ‘La Cenerentola’ for a UK tour with Barefoot Opera, which featured at the Grimeborn Festival, and he covered ‘Vittorio’ in the world premiere of Bottini’s ‘Elena e gerardo’ with Random Opera. Roles in 2022 included ‘Nemorino’ Donizetti ‘L’elisir d’amore’ (Scherzo Opera), ‘Prince Ramiro’ Rossini ‘La Cenerentola’ (Barefoot Opera & Aylesbury Opera), ‘Schoolmaster’ Janáček ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ (HGO), ‘Lensky’ Tchaikovsky ‘Eugene Onegin’ (Guildford Opera), ‘Aeneas’ Purcell ‘Dido & Aeneas’ (HGO). James regularly performs as an oratorio soloist and as an Evangelist, with recent performances including Rossini ‘Messe Solenelle’, Handel ‘Joshua’ as ‘Joshua’, UK premiere of Lidarti ‘Ester’, Bach ‘St John Passion’, and ‘Haydn Creation’. He is looking forward to his first solo performances of Britten ‘St Nicholas’ and Puccini ‘Messa di Gloria’ in the coming months, as well as ‘Messiah’ performances at Manchester Cathedral, Temple Speech Room, Rugby, and St John’s Smith Square, London.

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Classical, Baroque, Early music, Opera, Renaissance, Medieval music
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James' Song list

Bach Cantata BVW 7 (Soloist)
Bach Cantata BVW 20 (Soloist)
Bach Magnificat (Soloist)
Bellini 'Tre Ariette'
Beethoven 'Adelaide', Op. 46
Brahms 'Minnelied' Op. 71
Britten 'Les Illuminations'
Britten 'The Rape of Lucretia' (Male Chorus)
Britten 'Prologue' from 'The Turn of the Screw'
Donizetti 'Quanto e bella' from 'L'Elisir d'Amore'
Dove 'Tobias and the Angel' (Tobias)
Finzi 'A Young Man's Exhortation'
Finzi 'Wonder' from 'Dies Natalis'
Handel 'Messiah' (Soloist)
Mozart 'Cosi fan tutte' (Ferrando)
Mozart 'Die Zauberflöte' (Tamino)
Mozart 'Il mio tesoro' from 'Don Giovanni'
Mozart 'Requiem' (Soloist)
Offenbach 'Orpheé aux Enfers' (Pluto)
Schubert 'Auf dem Wasser zu singen' op. 72
Schubert 'Die Forelle' op. 32
Schubert 'Ganymed' op. 19, 3
Schubert 'Meeres Stille' op. 3, 2
Schubert 'Winterreise' op. 89 (Selected Songs)
Schumann 'Liederkreis' op. 24 (Selected Songs)
Sullivan 'Cox and Box' (Box)

James' Reviews

From customers:

6 years ago

James Beddoe as Tamino sang sweetly and well

The R
7 years ago

Sassy Fiordiligi (Lizzie Searle) and hilarious Ferrando (James Beddoe) completed the picture with their wonderfully intense vocal abilities. The fun the actors were having on stage was almost palpable and the audience could not but match the actors’ enjoyment

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