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James Beddoe

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London based tenor, who studied as a Leverhulme Arts Scholar on the Artist Masters at Guildhall School of Music and Drama
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James recently completed his studies on the Artist Masters programme at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he was a Leverhulme Scholar and was supported by the Chizel Education Trust. Highlights include taking part in a cross-arts performance of Schubert’s Schwanengesang with Iain Burnside, and being chosen by Graham Johnson to perform in a recital as part of the Song Guild.In 2020, James is eagerly anticipating taking part in the Nevill Holt Opera Young Artist programme. Recent operatic performances include ‘Madwoman’ Britten Curlew River, ‘Tobias’ Dove Tobias and the Angel, ‘Male Chorus’ Britten The Rape of Lucretia and ‘Box’ Sullivan Cox and Box, as well as ‘Tamino’ Die Zauberflöte, ‘Ferrando’ Così fan tutte and ‘Count Almaviva’ Il Barbiere di Siviglia in opera scenes. Recent oratorio performances include Haydn Creation and Rossini Messe Solennelle.James began singing as a chorister at Southwell Minster in Nottinghamshire, and he continues to perform in choirs that include the Monteverdi Choir, Tenebrae, the BBC Singers and the Britten Sinfonia Voices. He has partaken in the Genesis Sixteen programme, and was a Lay Clerk at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he ran the choir’s Marketing and Communications for two years. In the latter role, he managed the award-winning ‘St John’s Cambridge’ label in collaboration with Signum Records and directed the filming of the first live-streamed Evensong by the choir.In the New Year, James is looking forward to presenting a recital programme of music both from and inspired by the East Midlands, including works by Eric Coates, Ernest Moeran and Benjamin Britten, as well as settings of Lord Byron. James will also be performing Handel’s Messiah with the Britten Sinfonia this December, as well as the Bach St John Passion solos for the first time at St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham.

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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)


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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