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Henry Grant Kerswell

Voice Type:

Bass

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, French

Opera

Dr. Grenville
La Traviata (Verdi)
Opera Holland Park
2018
Carlino
Don Pasquale (Donizetti)
Wexford Festival Opera
2018
Simone
Gianni Schicci (Puccini)
London Gay Symphony Orchestra
2018
Mr Hatfield
Dinner at Eight (William Bolcom)
Wexford Festival Opera
2018
Alidoro
La cenerentola (Rossini)
Opera de Bauge
2017
Kritzloff
Risurrezione (Alfano)
Wexford Festival Opera
2017
2nd Bass Chorus
Medea (Cherubini)
Wexford Festival Opera
2017
Perichaud
La rondine (Puccini)
Opera Holland Park
2017
Lynschechan
Mad King Suibhne (Noah Mosley)
Bury Court Opera
2017
Narumov
The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky)
Opera Holland Park
2016
Footman
Vanessa (Barber)
Wexford Festival Opera
2016
Bass Solo Coro
Il Campanello di Notte (Donizetti)
Wexford Festival Opera
2016
Victorian
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Will Todd)
Opera Holland Park at the Royal Opera House
2015
Angelotti
Tosca (Puccini)
Wexford Festival Opera
2015
Robin
Guglielmo Ratcliff (Mascagni)
Wexford festival opera
2015
Maestro Spinelloccio
Gianni Schicci - Il trittico (Puccini)
Opera Holland Park
2015
Simone
Gianni Schicci (Puccini)
Fulham Opera
2015
Bartolo
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
Opera Up Close
2015
Talpa
Il tabarro (Puccini)
Fulham Opera
2015
Bartolo
Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
Opera UpClose
2014
Sparafucile
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Opera Loki
2014
Jose Castro
La fanciulla del West (Puccini)
Opera Holland Park
2014
Sarastro
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
The Opera Project
2013
Dr. Grenville
La traviata (Verdi)
Opera Loki
2013
Victorian
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Will Todd)
Opera Holland Park
2013
Imperial Commissioner
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Opera Holland Park
2013
Imperial Commissioner
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Mid Wales Opera
2011
Antonio
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Opera Holland Park
2011
Perichaud
La rondine (Puccini)
Opera Holland Park
2011
Farmer Boggis
Fantastic Mr Fox (Tobias Picker)
English Touring Opera
2011
Guccio
Gianni Schicci (Puccini)
English Touring Opera
2011
Don Alfonso
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
Woodhouse Opera
2010
Il Commendatore
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Opera Holland Park
2010
2nd Prisoner
Fidelio (Beethoven)
Opera Holland Park
2010
Snug
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Benjamin Britten)
English Touring Opera
2010
Antonio
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
English Touring Opera
2010
Farmer Boggis
Fantastic Mr Fox (Tobias Picker)
Opera Holland Park
2010
Dr. Grenville
La traviata (Verdi)
Opera de Bauge
2009
Superintendant Budd
Albert Herring (Benjamin Britten)
Co-Opera Co
2009
Snug
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Benjamin Britten)
Opera de Bauge
2009
Sciarrone
Tosca (Puccini)
Opera Holland Park
2008
Second Armed Man
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Opera Holland Park
2008
Don Alfonso
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
Grange Park Opera Rising Stars
2004

Operetta/G&S

Sergeant of Police
The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Opera Holland Park
2015
The Mikado
The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Carl Rosa Opera
2008
Chorus
HMS Pinafore (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Carl Rosa USA
2006

Musical Theatre

Don Atillio
Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd-Webber)
Cameron Macintosh
2012

Chorus

Chorus
L'Oracolo (Leoni)
Wexford Festival Opera
2018
Chorus
Mala Vita (Giordano)
Wexford Festival Opera
2018
Chorus Bass
Herculaneum (David)
Wexford Festival Opera
2016
Chorus
Gotterdammerung (Wagner)
Opera North
2016
Chorus Bass
Koanga (Delius)
Wexford Festival Opera
2015
Chorus Bass
Aida (Verdi)
Bergen National Opera
2014
Chorus Bass
Turandot (Puccini)
Scottish Opera
2013

Oratorio/Concerts

Bass soloist
9th Symphony (Beethoven)
London Gay Symphony Orchestra
2017
Bass soloist
The Creation (English) (Haydn)
Kent Chorus
2015

Discography

Robin
Guglielmo Ratcliff (Mascagni)
Wexford Festival Opera on RTE
2016
Victorian
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Will Todd)
Signum Classics
2014
Chorus
The Armed Man (Karl Jenkins)
Virgin
2001

Other

Chorus Mentor
The Wedding (Stravinsky)
Birmingham Opera Company
2010
Chorus Mentor
Otello (Verdi)
Birmingham Opera Company
2009

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

"Energetically sonorous" Opera magazine. Yehuda Shapiro (2017)

"Henry Grant Kerswell delighted me in every brief moment" Hilary Finch, The Times (2010)

Young Artist
Britten Pears Young artist Program
2008
MMus Op
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
2007–2008
PG Dip
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2002–2003
Bmus Hon
Guildhall School of Music of Drama
1998–2002

Trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSC).

He is an alumni of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Program and a founder singer of the Grange Park Opera Emerging Artists.

Since debuting at Opera Holland Park he has gone on to sing with a wide range of companies at many houses, including, Scottish Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, Birmingham Opera Company, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Bergen National Opera and English Touring Opera. Performing roles including Don Alfoso, Cosi Fan Tutte, Sarastro, Die Zauberflote, Antonio, Le Nozze di Figaro, Superintendent Budd, Albert Herring, Dr Bartolo Le Nozze di Figaro + Il barbiere di Siviglia, Snug, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Sparafucille, Rigoletto and Angelotti, Tosca.

Henry was also an Original Cast member playing Don Atillio in Cameron Macintosh's new International Touring production of The Phantom of the Opera.

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