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Henry Neill – Baritone

Henry NeillHenry currently studies on the Royal Academy of Music Opera course with Mark Wildman and Ingrid Surgenor, before which he held a choral scholarship at St John’s College, Cambridge.  He was recently awarded the Sir Thomas Armstrong Prize for English Song at the Royal Academy of Music, the Audience prize at the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards, the Sacred Aria Prize at the Mozart Singing Competition and is generously supported by the Carr-Gregory Scholarship.

Henry has performed at the Colston Hall, Bristol, the Ashmolean Museum and Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford and St. John’s Smith Square and the Wigmore Hall, London.  Concert appearances include Bach’s St Matthew Passion with members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Mozart Requiem and Brahms’ Requiem, Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Vaughan William’s Five Mystical Songs and various performances with the Orchestra of St John’s.

He has performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival and recently performed Butterworth’s six songs from A Shropshire Lad with orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder.

Operatic roles include Quince in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Figaro in Mozart’s La Nozze di Figaro and Noye from Noye’s Fludde in Cambridge University Opera Society productions.  With Royal Academy Opera he has performed as Marco in Gianni Schicchi and most recently the role of Smirnov in Walton’s The Bear. Last year he played the role of Friquet in Garsington Opera’s production of Offenbach’s Vert Vert.