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Alastair Merry

Voice Type:

Baritone

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, German

Opera

Solo baritone (6 solo voices)
Moses und Aron (Schönberg)
Welsh National Opera
2014
The Count
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
New Cornwall Opera
2013
Baritone soloist
Too Hot to Handel (Handel)
Armonico Consort
2013
Fisherman & 1st Bass solo
Peter Grimes (Britten)
London Voices (London, Birmingham, Beijing)
2013
Un Pastore
Aureliano in Palmyra (Rossini)
Opera Rara/London Philharmonic Orchestra
2010
Dancairo
Carmen (Bizet)
Lakeland Opera
2005
Harasta
The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček)
Surrey Opera
2003

Operetta/G&S

Antonio and Chorus
The Gondoliers (Sullivan)
Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival
2012

Musical Theatre

Frederick
For the Love of Undine (Alexander Poulton)
Oops for Theatre
2012

Chorus

Chorus
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (Wagner)
English National Opera
2015
Chorus
Otello (Verdi)
English National Opera
2014
Chorus
The Girl of the Golden West (Puccini)
English National Opera
2014
Chorus
Peter Grimes (Britten)
English National Opera
2014
Chorus
Moses und Aron (Schönberg)
Welsh National Opera
2014
Chorus
Lohengrin (Wagner)
Welsh National Opera
2013
Chorus
Carmen (Bizet)
Raymond Gubbay Ltd
2013
Chorus
Il Trovatore (Verdi)
Netherlands Radio Choir (Amsterdam)
2013
Chorus
The Flying Dutchman (Wagner)
English National Opera
2012
Chorus
Billy Budd (Britten)
English National Opera
2012
Chorus
Aida (Verdi)
Raymond Gubbay Ltd
2012
Chorus
Various operas between 2007-12 (Various)
English National Opera

Oratorio/Concerts

Baritone soloist
Requiem (Fauré)
Tring Choral Society
2015
Choir member
40 Part motets (Tallis, Striggio, Jackson, Walker)
BBC Singers
2014
Baritone soloist
Mass In C (Beethoven)
Cholmeley Choral Society
2014
Choir Member
Temple Winter Festival (Britten, Walton, Muhly, Rutter)
The Temple Church
2014
Arias and Pilatus
Johannes Passion (Bach)
Gwent Bach Choir
2014
Baritone soloist
Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan-Williams)
Derby Choral Union
2013
Chorus
War Requiem (Britten)
London Voices (Shanghai)
2013
Baritone soloist
Messe di Gloria (Puccini)
Abingdon & District Musical Society
2012
Baritone soloist
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
Stamford Choral Society
2011
Baritone soloist
Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini)
Portsmouth University
2011
Baritone soloist
Saul (Handel)
Uppingham Choral Society
2009
Baritone soloist
Songs of the Fleet (Stanford)
Imperial College Symphony Orchestra
2008
Baritone soloist
Wachet auf, BWV 140 (Bach)
Darent Valley Choir
2007
Baritone soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Slough Philharmonic Chorus
2006
Baritone soloist
In terra pax (Finzi)
Slough Philharmonic Chorus
2006
Baritone soloist
The Crucifixion (Stainer)
St Marylebone, London
2003

Discography

Choir member
English Choral Music (Nico Muhly, Roger Quilter)
Temple Church Choir
2014

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Alastair Merry Papageno Suicide scene MP3

Alastair Merry Samson How willing my paternal love MP3 (1)

Alastair Merry Schubert Der Wanderer an den Mond MP3

As Antonio in The Gondoliers, Buxton (2012)

Publicity photo

Too Hot to Handel (Armonico Consort 2012)

MMus in performance (singing)
Guildhall School of Music
2002–2003
Postgraduate Diploma (singing)
Guildhall School of Music
2001–2002
BA/Mus
Worcester College, Oxford
1996–1999

Alastair Merry made his first singing appearance as first boy in Mozart’s The Magic Flute whilst living in Germany.

Later he studied music at Worcester College, Oxford, became a professional singing lay clerk at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford (1999-2001), and went on to study voice with Laura Sarti at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2001-03).

He has sung a number of solo operatic roles including, most recently, the cover of Baritone Solo Voice in Moses und Aron with Welsh National Opera, for which he went on and sang the role in one performance, and the Count in the Marriage of Figaro at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall . Other roles include Masetto in Don Giovanni, Sid in Albert Herring, The Forester in Rusalka and Dancairo in Carmen.

As a professional chorister, Alastair has sung with the choruses of Glyndebourne, Welsh National Opera, and English National Opera, as well as on the concert platform with the BBC Singers and Netherlands Radio Choir. Most recently, Alastair sang in the chorus for Moses und Aron at WNO, and Peter Grimes at ENO, where he will be returning to sing in the chorus for Othello and The Girl of the Golden West.

​Alastair is also an active oratorio soloist and recitalist, having recently performed Bach's Johannes Passion (arias and Pilate), Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs, Puccini's Messe di Gloria and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in concert. He is also one of the twelve professional choirmen of the Temple Church, London.

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