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Ian Massa-Harris

Voice Type:

Tenor

Nationality:

British, Spanish

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, French, Spanish

Opera

Prunier
La bohème (Puccini)
Opera Holland Park
2016
Spoletta
Tosca (Puccini)
Midsummer Opera
2015

Musical Theatre

Adolfo Pirelli
Sweeney Todd (Sondheim)
London Musical Theatre Orchestra
2016
Villain
Villains Disney CD (Various)
Independent for Charity
2015

Chorus

1st Tenor Chorus
Zaza (Mascagni / Leoncavallo)
Opera Holland Park
2017
1st Tenor Chorus
Káťa Kabanová (Janáček)
Opera Holland Park
2017
1st Tenor Chorus
Iris (Mascagni)
Opera Holland Park
2016
1st Tenor Chorus
The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky)
Opera Holland Park
2016
1st Tenor Chorus
Gotterdammerung (extracts) (Wagner)
Mastersingers
2016

Oratorio/Concerts

Tenor Soloist
Misa Criolla (Ramirez)
Richmond Choral Society
2015

Film/TV

1st Tenor Chorus
Turandot (scenes) in Mission Impossible 5 (Puccini)
Paramount Pictures
2014

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Ian currently studies with Arwel Treharne Morgan having previously studied with Mary King. He receives coaching from Liz Rowe and Kelvin Limb.
He originally trained at Royal Holloway and The Royal College of Music. He then went on to The Knack at the ENO in 2000/01 and subsequently at Birkbeck University. Whilst at ENO he created the role of Rev Joshua Grippe in On Thee We Feed by Richard Chew and Rufus Norris.
Ian has appeared at ENO, Opera Holland Park, The Round House, Royal Albert Hall, The Lyric Theatre, The Bloomsbury, The Warehouse, Rome (Italy) and many venues both in the UK and abroad. Companies he has worked with include: ENO, Opera Holland Park, Unexpected Opera, Midsummer Opera, Telltale Opera, Opera North, Open Door Opera, Fulham Opera, Teatro National Madrid to name but a few.
Recent roles include: Nick (Fanciulla Del West), Spoletta (Tosca), Venditore (I gioelli della Madonna) Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Sorceress (Dido and Anaeas), Mime (Das Rheingold), Mime (Siegfried), Gherardo (Gianni Schicchi) and Trojan (Idomeneo).
Ian has appeared in a myriad of operas as chorus soloist including La Forza del Destino, Francesca Da Rimini, Pique Dame, Jenufa, La Traviata, Roberto Deveraux, Rigoletto, Don Pasquale, L’amico Fritz, La Wally and Macbeth, to mention but a few. He has also been an Opera Holland Park Company Member since 2002.
TV credits include the premiere of "Children In Need, The Musical" and he sang in the ensemble for Jonathan Dove's TV Opera Death of a Princess (when she died).
Ian’s oratorio roles include: Carmina Burana (Baritone and Tenor Soloist), Mozart Coronation Mass and Mass in C Minor, Faure Requiem (Baritone) and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.
Ian has also worked as assistant director, for Susan Stacey's London Opera Vocal at the National Opera Studio, on staged scenes, which include Die Walküre, The Beggars Opera, Manon, Albert Herring and Carmen.
Ian recently created the role of Operatic Tenor in Benjamin Till’s Pepys Motet, which was recorded in October 2010 and performed in a concert version in November 2010. The piece was featured together with Benjamin Till on Radio 3.
Recordings include: Idomeneo, Fidelio and Fanciulla Del West for Midsummer Opera, Pepys Motet, Someone Whistled, Children In Need The Musical (Benjamin Till).
Future projects include Turandot in a major blockbuster Hollywood film and a Disney Album supporting the MAD Trust.

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