Henry Neill – Baritone
Winner of the 2016 Royal Overseas League Singers Prize, British baritone Henry Neill has performed as a soloist at many of the country’s most prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Bristol’s Colston Hall, St John’s Smith Square and Garsington Opera.
He is currently coming to the end of his studies at the Royal Academy of Music Opera Course where he studied with Mark Wildman and Ingrid Surgenor. With Royal Academy Opera he has performed the roles of Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro, Smirnov in Walton’s The Bear, Marco in Gianni Schicchi, Keeper of the Madhouse in The Rake’s Progress and The Clerk in Rimsky Korsakov’s May Night. During his time at the Academy he was generously supported by The Carr-Gregory Scholarship. Other Operatic roles include Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, Quince and Starveling in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Edinbrgh Fringe festival, Noye in Noye’s Fludde and Friquet in Offenbach’s Vert Vert with Garsington Opera.
Awards include the Sir Thomas Armstrong Prize for English song, the Dean and Chadlington Festival Singing Prize, the Sacred Aria Prize at the London Mozart singing Competition, and a Sybill Tutton Opera Award.
As a song performer Henry recently sang on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune appeared at the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Leeds Lieder Festival, at the Wigmore Hall as well as in many other venues across the UK. He also performs extensively as an Oratorio soloist including performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s B minor Mass, the Mozart Requiem and many others.
For more information please visit Henry’s own site at www.henryneill.co.uk