Singer (baritone)

Matthew Palmer

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Singer (baritone)
A Baritone, Matthew studied with Robert Dean at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and is building a reputation as an exciting performer.

Matthew studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Robert Dean. He performs in opera and concert around the UK and abroad and has sung live on BBC Radio 3's In Tune. He will return to the Guildhall School in September 2018 to join the prestigious Opera Course. Since graduating in 2015 Matthew has made his European debut as Guglielmo at the Brigitta Festival, Estonia and has worked for some of the UK's leading opera companies, including Opera North (Billy Budd, Trial By Jury, Andrea Chénier & The Snowmaiden); Garsington Opera as an Alvarez Young Artist (L'Italiana in Algeri); Grange Park Opera, cover Abimélech (Samson et Dalila) & cover Ancindoro/Benoit (La Bohème); Glyndebourne Education, Adonis (Venus and Adonis); The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company singing Carpnter (HMS Pinafore) and cover Pooh-Bah (Mikado) and cover Colonel (Patience); and Opera North Children's Chorus, soloist. Most recently Matthew has sung Marcello (La Bohème) at Trafalgar Studios, London; Ned Keene (Peter Grimes), Dartington Festival under Sian Edwards; Fiorello and cover Figaro (The Barber of Seville), Iford Arts; Pish-Tush & The Mikado (The Mikado), Charles Court Opera; Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Devon opera; Count Robinson (Il Matrimonio Segreto), Pop-Up Opera. Matthew worked closely with Iain Burnside in creating his music-drama 'Why does the Queen die?' both in it's première as Moritz von Schwind at the Oxford Lieder Festival and in it's revival as Joseph von Spaun at Milton Court. He has also sung a recital of war songs at LSO St. Luke's and was Baritone soloist for a New Years Day Viennese Gala recital at St. Martin-in-the-Fields with the Concordia Foundation, with whom he is a Concordia Artist. In this role he performs in recitals and galas for various musical societies. In masterclasses has worked with Graham Johnson on sections of Wintereise in a live broadcast and also with Malcolm Martineau on the Heine settings of Schwanengesang. Other artists he has worked with in masterclasses are Brindley Sherratt, Ann Murray, Emma Kirkby, Jonathan Papp and Chen Reiss. Matthew's other opera highlights include, Lorenzo (I Capuleti e I Montecchi), Pop-Up Opera; cover Darlemont (I pazzi per progetto), cover Cooper (The Cooper), cover Owl Doctor (Pinocchio), for Guildhall School Opera Course; Demetrius (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Schaunard (La Bohème), Gasparro (Rita) and Angelotti (Tosca), for Opera on Location; Marullo (Rigoletto), Morales/Zuniga (Carmen), Marchese (La Traviata), for Heritage Opera; Gil (Susanna's Secret), Steel Opera. A regular oratorio soloist, Matthew has performed much of the standard repertoire, as well as some lesser known pieces, including Messiah (Handel); St. Matthew Passion (Bach); Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan-Williams); Ein Deutches Requiem (Brahms); The Seasons (Haydn); Nelson Mass (Haydn); Crucifixion (Stainer); Requiem (Mozart); Requiem (Fauré); Coronation Mass (Mozart); Messa di Gloria (Pucini); Messe Solennelle (Gounod); Passio (Pärt); Requiem da Camara (Finzi); Eternal Light Requiem (Goodall) among others varying from new compositions to Bach Cantatas.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Opera, Musical theatre, Jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Italian music
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Singer (baritone)
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Singing teaching
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Helen C, 1 year ago

Matthew was booked along with another singer to perform at my event, not only was his performance outstanding, he was professional, charming and an overall lovely person, my family and I were blown away by his amazing voice and personality - I highly recommend. Thank you Matthew so very much, Helen x

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Richard D, 2 years ago

Matthew was a pleasure to work with. His singing was brilliant, and his correspondence was very professional and punctual. I would be delighted to work with Matthew again in the future.

From other customers:

Opera D, 5 years ago

But the dazzling find was Matthew Palmer’s lean and hungry Marullo: a truly arresting voice, rich-toned, and with an extra deep range.

The G, 4 years ago

Watch out for young newcomer Matthew Palmer: his fine voice is destined for great things.