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Photo: Helena Cooke

James Beddoe

Voice Type:

Tenor

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Aeneas
Dido and Aeneas (Henry Purcell)
HGO
2022
Nemorino
L'elisir d'amore (Gaetano Donizetti)
Scherzo Ensemble
2022
Jazz Trio
Trouble in Tahiti (Leonard Bernstein)
Nevill Holt
2020
Count Almaviva
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2019
Ferrando
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2019
Tamino
Die Zauberflöte¨ (Mozart)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2019
Shepherd
Venus and Adonis (John Blow)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2018
King Kaspar
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)
Ely Cathedral
2018
Tobias
Tobias and the Angel (Jonathan Dove)
St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham
2018
Madwoman
Curlew River (Benjamin Britten)
Independent
2018
Male Chorus
The Rape of Lucretia (Benjamin Britten)
St John’s College, Cambridge
2017
Tamino
Die Zauberflöte ¨ (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge
2017
Ferrando
Cosi fan tutte (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Jaqueline du Pré Hall, Oxford´
2016
Pluto
Orphée aux enfers´ (Offenbach)
University of York
2013

Operetta/G&S

Mr Box
Cox and Box (Arthur Sullivan)
Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire
2017

Art Song

Performer
Les Illuminations (Benjamin Britten)
St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge
2017

Chorus

Chorus
The Prisoner of the State (David Lang)
BBC Singers
2020
1 st Tenor Chorus
The Elixir of Love (Gaetano Donizetti)
Into Opera
2019

Oratorio/Concerts

Featured Tenor Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Kensington Olympia
2018
Main Tenor Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
2017
Main Tenor Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
2015

Choral

Regular
Tenor (Regular)
St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street
2022

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert COVID-cancelled

james beddoe (c) helena cooke (reduced)

Artist Masters in Performance
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2018–2020
History
University of York
2011–2014

James hails from Southwell, Nottinghamshire where he began his musical pursuits as a cathedral chorister. He is a graduate of the Artist Masters programme at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he was supported by a Leverhulme Scholarship and the Chizel Education Trust. Highlights included a cross-arts performance of Schubert’s Schwanengesang with Iain Burnside, and being chosen by Graham Johnson to perform in a recital with the Song Guild.

James is looking forward to performing as ‘Nemorino’ in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at Longhope Opera with the Scherzo Ensemble. Other recent operatic performances include: ‘Aeneas’ Dido & Aeneas, ‘Madwoman’ Britten Curlew River, ‘Tobias’ Dove Tobias and the Angel, ‘Male Chorus’ Britten The Rape of Lucretia, ‘Box’ Sullivan Cox and Box. As an oratorio soloist: Haydn Creation (forthcoming), Handel Joshua as ‘Joshua’, UK premiere of Lidarti Ester, Bach St John Passion, Rossini Messe Solennelle, and Handel Messiah with the Britten Sinfonia. Opera scenes: ‘Tamino’ Die Zauberflöte, ‘Ferrando’ Così fan tutte, ‘Count Almaviva’ Il Barbiere di Siviglia. James also took part in the 2020-21 Nevill Holt Young Artist programme. current teacher is Benjamin Williamson, and has previously studied with Adrian Thompson, Susan Waters, and Russell Smythe. His current teacher is Benjamin Williamson, and has previously studied with Adrian Thompson, Susan Waters, and Russell Smythe.

Once a member of the choir, James runs the Marketing and Communications for the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. He manages the college’s award-winning label with Signum Classics, and in 2018 he directed the filming of the first video live-streamed Evensong in collaboration with Classic FM. In January, James project managed and coordinated the release of an album of Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin, recorded by Iestyn Davies and Joseph Middleton.

Updated: June 2022

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