Ian as a DRAMATIC CHARACTER TENOR
He originally trained at Royal Holloway and The Royal College of Music. He then went on to The Knack at the ENO in 2000/01 and subsequently at Birkbeck University. Whilst at ENO he created the role of Rev Joshua Grippe in On Thee We Feed by Richard Chew and Rufus Norris.
Ian currently studies with Arwel Treharne Morgan having previously studied with Mary King. He receives coaching from Liz Rowe and Kelvin Limb.
Ian has appeared at ENO, Opera Holland Park, The Round House, Royal Albert Hall, The Lyric Theatre, The Bloomsbury, The Warehouse, Rome (Italy) and many venues both in the UK and abroad. Companies he has worked with include: ENO, Opera Holland Park, Unexpected Opera, Midsummer Opera, Telltale Opera, Opera North, Open Door Opera, Fulham Opera, Teatro National Madrid to name but a few.
Recent roles include: Nick (Fanciulla Del West), Spoletta (Tosca), Venditore (I gioelli della Madonna) Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Sorceress (Dido and Anaeas), Mime (Das Rheingold), Mime (Siegfried), Gherardo (Gianni Schicchi) and Trojan (Idomeneo).
Ian has appeared in a myriad of operas as chorus soloist including La Forza del Destino, Francesca Da Rimini, Pique Dame, Jenufa, La Traviata, Roberto Deveraux, Rigoletto, Don Pasquale, L’amico Fritz, La Wally and Macbeth, to mention but a few. He has also been an Opera Holland Park Company Member since 2002.
Ian’s oratorio roles include: Carmina Burana (Baritone and Tenor Soloist), Mozart Coronation Mass and Mass in C Minor, Faure Requiem (Baritone) and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Verdi Requiem, Haydn’s Creation.
Ian has also worked as assistant director, for Susan Stacey’s London Opera Vocal at the National Opera Studio, on staged scenes, which include Die Walküre, The Beggars Opera, Manon, Albert Herring and Carmen.
Ian created the role of Operatic Tenor in Benjamin Till’s Pepys Motet, which was recorded in October 2010 and performed in a concert version in November 2010. The piece was featured together with Benjamin Till on Radio 3.
Ian regularly works with singers mainly in the fields of musical theatre and pop specialising in voice safety, health and cross over. He regularly works as a vocal consultant with various professionals in the music pop industry.
Film Credits include: Turandot Chorus Tenor in Mission Impossible 5. TV credits include the premiere of “Children In Need, The Musical” and he sang in the ensemble for Jonathan Dove’s TV Opera Death of a Princess (when she died).
Recordings include: Idomeneo, Fidelio and Fanciulla Del West for Midsummer Opera, Pepys Motet, Someone Whistled, Children In Need The Musical (Benjamin Till).
Future projects include: Opera Holland Park Season 2016, The Prune Seller – La Boheme and a recording of an Ivor Novello Album.
Ian’s OPERA ROLES
|Dec 14||Witch||Alegria Scenes (Hansel & Gretel)||Opera Alegria|
|Summer 14||Chorus Tenor||Oepra Holland Park 2014 Season||Opera Holland Park|
|Mar-14||Nick||La Fanciulla del West – Puccini||Midsummer Opera (St John’s Waterloo)|
|Feb-14||Mime||Das Rheingold – Wagner||Fulham Opera|
|2013||Tenor Soloist||Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi||Opera Alegria|
|2013||Venditore||I gioelli della Madonna – Wolf-Ferrari||Opera Holland Park|
|2013||Tenor Soloist||The Ceation – Haydn||South Chiltern Choral Society|
|2013||Spoletta||Tosca- Puccini||Philharmonia Britannica, c. Peter Fender|
|2013||Mime (cover)||Siegfried – Wagner||Fulham Opera|
|2013||Jaquino||Fidelio – Beethoven||Midsummer Opera (St John’s Waterloo)|
|2012||Mime||Das Rheingold – Wagner||Wagner Society (London Welsh Centre)|
|2012||Arturo (in concert)||Lucia di Lammermoor – Donizetti||Richmond Choral Society|
|2012||Gherardo||Gianni Schicchi – Puccini||Fulham Opera|
|2011||Sorcerer||Dido and Aeneas – Purcell||Concert tour – venues across Southern Spain|
|2011||Witch||Hansel and Gretel – Humperdinck||Open Door Opera|
|2011||Trojan||Idomeneo – Mozart||Midsummer Opera (Waterloo & Catford)|
|2011||Mime||Das Rheingold – Wagner||Fulham Opera|
Ian’s CHORUS OPERA APPEARANCES
Ian has performed in the following operas as a chorus member:
La Boheme – Puccini
Iris – Mascagni
Lakmé – Delibes
Aida – Verdi
Turandot – Puccini
Norma -Vincenzo Bellini
Adriana Lecouveur – Francesco Cilea
Cavalleria rusticana – Pietro Mascagni
Pagliacci – Rugerro Leoncavallo
Madama Butterfly – Giacomo Puccini
Les pêcheurs de perles – Georges Bizet
L’elisir d’amore – Gaetano Donizetti
I gioielli della Madonna – Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Lucia di Lammermoor – Gaetano Donizetti
Cosi fan tutte – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Zanetto – Pietro Mascagni
Yevgeny Onegin – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Falstaff – Giuseppe Verdi
Don Pasquale – Gaetano Donizetti
Aida – Giuseppe Verdi
L’amico Fritz – Pietro Mascagni
Le nozze di Figaro – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rigoletto – Giuseppe Verdi
La Wally – Alfredo Catalani
Pelléas et Mélisande – Claude Debussy
Carmen – Georges Bizet
Don Giovanni – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fidelio – Ludwig Van Beethoven
La forza del destino – Giuseppe Verdi
Francesca da Rimini – Riccardo Zandonai
Roberto Devereux – Gaetano Donizetti
La bohème – Giacomo Puccini
Orpheus in the Underworld – Jacques Offenbach
Un ballo in maschera – Giuseppe Verdi
Kát’a Kabanová – Leoš Janáček
Il trovatore – Giuseppe Verdi
The Magic Flute – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tosca – Giacomo Puccini
La Gioconda – Amilcare Ponchielli
Iolanta – Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Nabucco – Giuseppe Verdi
Jenůfa – Leos Janáček
La traviata – Giuseppe Verdi
L’amore dei tre Re – Italo Montemezzi
The Merry Widow – Franz Lehár
The Queen of Spades – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Macbeth – Giuseppe Verdi
La Sonnambula – Vincenzo Bellini
Andrea Chenier – Umberto Giordano
La fanciulla del west – Giacomo Puccini
Luisa Miller – Giuseppe Verdi
L’Arlesiana – Francesco Cilea
Stiffelio – Giuseppe Verdi
Les pêcheurs de perles – Georges Bizet
Suor Angelica – Giacomo Puccini
St John’s Passion (Staged) – Johann Sebastian Bach