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)
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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