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James Gribble

Voice Type:

Baritone

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Pane
La Calisto (Cavalli)
Longborough Festival Opera
2019
Amantio di Nicolao
Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
LGSO
2018
Pinellino
Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
William Griffiths Presents
2018
Captain Macheath
The Beggar's Opera (Britten [Original: Gay])
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2017
Antonio
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2017
Figaro
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2017
L’horloge comtoise
L’enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2016
Grigory Smirnov
The Bear (Walton)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2017
Ford
Falstaff (Verdi)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2017
Rambaldo
La Rondine (Puccini)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2016
Montano
Otello (Verdi)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2016
Shepherd & Huntsman
Venus & Adonis (Blow)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2015
Huntsman
Actéon (Charpentier)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2015
Mr Gedge
Albert Herring (Britten)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2015
Benvolio
Romeo & Juliet (Gounod)
Bearwood Opera
2014

Operetta/G&S

Sergeant of Police
Pirates of Penzance (Sullivan)
Heritage Opera
2018
Bobinet
La Vie Parisienne (Offenbach)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2018

Contemporary Opera

Medium
Out at Sea (Stachelek)
Frontiers Festival
2016

Musical Theatre

Cinderella’s Prince
Into the Woods (Sondheim)
Akorn Productions
2018

Art Song

Soloist in CBSO Debussy Festival Concert
Fêtes galantes II (Debussy)
CBSO
2018

Chorus

1st Bass Chorus
Grande Messe des morts (Berlioz)
Philharmonia Chorus
2019
1st Bass/2nd Tenor Chorus
Cleopatra (Various)
Royal Albert Hall/Morgan Pochin Music Productions
2019
1st Bass Chorus
Der fliegende Holländer (Wagner)
Longborough Festival Opera
2018
Chorus mentor & 1st Bass Chorus
Haddon Hall (Sullivan)
National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company
2018
2nd Tenor Chorus
The Gondoliers (Sullivan)
Opera della Luna
2014

Film/TV

WW1 Solider
Olympic Opening Ceremony (Danny Boyle)
BBC & Olympic Broadcasting Services
2012

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Loveliest of Tree (Shropshire Lad) - Butterworth [LIVE RECITAL RECORDING]

Pelléas Hair Aria (Pelléas et Mélisande) - Debussy [LIVE RECITAL RECORDING]

Time Was When Love and I Were Well Acquainted (The Sorcerer) - Sullivan [LIVE RECITAL RECORDING]

Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart © Graeme Braidwood Photography

Benvolio in Romeo & Juliet by Gounod - Bearwood Opera

Bobinet in La Vie Parisienne by Offenbach - Royal Birmingham Conservatoire © Graeme Br

Close up publicity shot © Greg Milner Photography

Current Headshot

Gregory Smirnov in The Bear by William Walton - Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

'Medium' in World Premier of 'Out at Sea' by Blanka Stachelek

Publicity shot © Greg Milner Photography

Competitions

2nd Prize in The Edward Brooks English Song Prize (2018)

2nd Prize in The Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize (2017)

1st Prize in The Winifred Micklam Prize (2015)

BMus (Hons) - Vocal Performance
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2014–2018

James is a baritone from Berkshire and has recently graduated from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Gordon Sandison. He has extensive and varied performance experience in opera, oratorio, musical theatre, song and film. Recent performances include: Joining the chorus of ‘Haddon Hall’ for The National G&S Opera Company and of Wagner’s ‘Der fliegende Holländer’ for Longborough Festival Opera, Performing ‘Fêtes galantes II’ as part of the CBSO Debussy Festival, Bobinet in Royal Birmingham Conservatoires production of ‘La vie parisienne’ by Offenbach, Captain Macheath in Britten’s Edition of ‘The Beggars Opera’, Antonio & cover Figaro in Mozart’s ‘Le nozze di figaro’ and L’horloge comtoise in Ravel’s ‘L’enfant et les sortilèges’. He has also performed in the conservatoires yearly opera scenes most notably as Grigory Smirnov in ‘The Bear’ by Walton, Montano in Verdi’s ‘Otello’ and Mr Gedge in Albert Herring by Britten. Whilst at conservatoire James won the Winifred Micklam Prize and 2nd Prize in both the Edward Brooks English Song Prize and the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize.

James is currently working on building a project of his called 'Singers Eye', which aims to show what a singer sees in their mind whilst singing song repertoire to the audience through the medium of film; which accompanies live performance. James had a successful and well received first performance of these songs with film in April 2018, and is already planning the future of this venture.

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