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Oliver Brignall

Voice Type:

Tenor

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, French

Opera

Nemorino
Elisir D'Amore (Donizetti)
New Sussex Opera
2018
Il Cavalier Faidit
Isabeau (Mascagni)
Opera Holland Park
2018
An Officer
Ariadne Auf Naxos (Richard Strauss)
Opera Holland Park
2018
Alfredo
La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi)
The Kings Head
2018
Tamino
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Charles Court Opera
2017
Tamino
Die Zauberflöte (in English) (Mozart)
St John's Orchestra
2017
Marco
Zaza (Leoncavallo)
Opera Holland Park
2017
Tebaldo
I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bellini)
Pop-Up Opera
2016
Chaplitsky
The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky)
Opera Holland Park
2016
Malcom
Macbeth (Verdi)
Iford Arts
2016
Bardolph
Falstaff (Verdi)
Fulham Opera
2015
Lindoro
L'Italiana in Algeri (Rossini)
Pop-Up Opera
2015
Soppy Hat / Death's Son
Swanhunter (Jonathan Dove)
Opera North
2015
Remendado
Carmen (Bizet)
Mid Wales Opera
2014
Harry
La Fanciulla del West (Puccini)
Opera Holland Park
2014
Ensemble/Spiritu
L'Orfeo (Monteverdi)
Bayerische Staatsoper
2014
King Kaspar
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)
Capital Arts
2014

Operetta/G&S

Nanki Poo
The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Charles Court Opera
2017

Contemporary Opera

Le Jeune Frere
Nahasdzáán ou le monde scintillant (Tierry Pecou)
Opera De Rouen, Théâtre de Caen
2019
William Shakespere
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (Philip Hagemann)
Pegasus Opera
2018
Melvyn Bragg
The Fancis Bacon Opera (Stephen Crowe)
Acker Stadt Palast
2017
G.G. Allin
Pterodactyls of Ptexas (Stephen Crowe)
Acker Stadt Palast and Tete-a-Tete Opera Festival
2017
James Joyce
The Dorty Letters of James Joyce (Stephen Crowe)
Tete a Tete
2014

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Oliver Brignall is unfailingly gallant [as] the outlaw knight who engages Isabeau's sympathy though not her acceptance in what proves to be this opera's fateful turning-point. (http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_concert_review.php?id=15611) (2018)

"Few could resist the high notes of Oliver Brignall's ardent Nanki-Poo." (http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/leisure/leisure_ents/15485169.Comic_masterpiece_is_bought_into_micro_close_up/?ref=rss) (2017)

Amongst a highly enjoyable cast to watch, tenor Oliver Brignall as Tebaldo has a particularly elegant and effortless delivery. As Giulietta’s un-wanted bridegroom, Brignall brings a fitting level of bravado and rash physicality to the role. (http://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/review-i-capuleti-e-i-montecchi-at-the-tobacco-factory-theatre/) (2016)

Both Christopher Turner and Oliver Brignall sang radiantly as Macduff and Malcolm respectively – perhaps seemingly out of place with the prevailing gloom of the drama, but certainly in keeping with the often lyrical tone of Verdi’s setting as an Italian opera. (http://seenandheard-international.com/2016/06/fascinating-and-stimulating-macbeth-at-iford-manor/) (2016)

Equally impressive was tenor Oliver Brignall’s Tebaldo, full of menace but genuinely in love with Giulietta. (http://stagetalkmagazine.com/?p=11868) (2016)

Oliver Brignall is a marvellous performer. His sharp and crisp looking Tebaldo is complemented by his vocal finesse bestowed on the audience when singing, È serbata a questo acciaro. (https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/136315/5-star-review-bellinis-i-capuleti-e-i-montecchi/) (2016)

I enjoyed Oliver Brignall‘s clean and well-phrased tenor best among the men especially in Ah come il cor di giubilo (http://johnnyfox.co.uk/reviews/review-the-italian-girl-in-algiers-pop-up-opera/) (2015)

Oliver Brignall’s Lindoro was just a bit of a sweetheart. Buffeted by the winds of chance, he’s possibly the only character in this version one can really root for. Brignall’s voice too is superb: clear sharp and agile he tackles the serious and the light in Rossini’s score with grace (look out for the excellent ‘Languir per Una Bella’). (http://bargaintheatreland.com/litaliana-in-algeri-thames-tunnel-shaft/) (2015)

The superb Bardolph (Oliver Brignall) and Pistol (Antoine Salmon) scamper over gangways amidst the audience and generate unremitting energy while still delivering poised vocal performances. (http://britishtheatre.com/review-falstaff-arcola-theatre-5stars/) (2015)

PhD Composition
Brunel University
2011
Music MMus
Canterbury Christchurch
2009–2010
Music BMus
Canterbury Christchurch
2006–2009

Oliver Brignall is both a singer and a composer from London. He read music at Canterbury Christchurch University and is currently studying for a PhD in composition at Brunel University. He was a 2013 Britten-Pears young artist at Aldeburgh. Recent projects include two pieces for Distractfold and a commission from the Riot Ensemble, which premiered in June 2015. His opera Palace of Junk, written and produced in collaboration with Metta Theatre, was part of Mahogany Opera’s ‘Various Stages 2017’ showcase.

Operatic roles include; Tamino Magic Flute (St John’s Chamber Orchestra), Chaplitsky Queen of Spades (OHP), Malcom Macbeth (Iford), Tebaldo I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Pop-Up Opera),Bardolfo Falstaff (Fulham), Lindoro L’Italiana in Algieri (Pop-up Opera), Death’s Son/Soppy Hat Swanhunter - Dove (Opera North - cover), Don Remendado Carmen (MWO), Ensemble/Spiritu L’Orfeo (Bayerische Staatsoper), Harry La Fanciulla del West (OHP), Mr Upfold Albert Herring (MWO - young artist), Mr Porcupine The Fantastic Mr Fox - Picker (OHP)

A passionate performer of new music, Oliver has a continuing collaboration with Berlin based composer Stephen Crowe, premiering Melvyn Bragg in Francis Bacon Opera (Tete-a-Tete, Grimeborne, Edinburgh Festival), The Dorty Letters of James Joyce (Tete-a-Tete) and G.G Allin in The Pterodactyls of Ptexas (Acker Staadt Palast, Berlin). Other performances include The Iford New Generation Gala (2016) …and trees would sing - Martijn Padding (Riot Ensemble) and a concert of new English Songs as part of the Britten-Pears programme.

Upcoming; Marco Zaza (OHP)

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