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John Graham-Hall
Tenor

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John Graham-Hall studied at King’s College Cambridge and at the Royal College of Music. He performs regularly with major British Opera Companies (Covent Garden in London, the Glyndebourne Festival, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North and Scottish Opera) where he has performed the title role in Albert Herring, Danilo in The Merry Widow, Herod in Salome, the dancing master in Ariadne auf Naxos, Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro, Kudrias and Tikhon in Kátia Kabanová, Flute and Lysander in Midsummer Night’s Dream, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Aschenbach in Death in Venice, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Mime in Das Rheingold and Siegfried, Chouiski in Boris Godounov, Alwa in Lulu, Valzacchi in Rosenkavelier, Monostatos in Magic Flute, Ajax 1 in La Belle Hélène, Vitek in The Macropoulos Case, Sylvester in The Silver Tassie, Goro in Madame Butterfly, Cassio in Otello, Dr Caius in Falstaff, Mr Broucek in The Excursions of Mr. Brouček to the Moon and to the 15th Century, Bob Boles in Peter Grimes and the School Master in Cunning Little Vixen… He has taken part in the world premiers of Man and Boy: Dada by Michael Nyman (Kurt Schwitters) at the Almeida Opera and Perelà, homme de fumée by Pascal Dusapin (title role) at the Paris Opera. He has also been invited to perform at La Monnaie in Brussels, at the Bregenz Festival, at the Amsterdam Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the National Opera in Lyon and at the Anvers Opera… He has interpreted the roles of Bob Boles in Peter Grimes, Michel in Julietta or the Key to Dreams by Martinů and der Narr in Wozzeck at the Paris Opera. More recently, he has performed at la Scala Milan (Aschenbach in Death in Venice, a role for which he was awarded the Franco Abbiati Prize in 2012, and the title role in Peter Grimes), at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (Basilio, Valzacchi and Triquet), at Nice Opera (the title role in Peter Grimes), at La Monnaie in Brussels and at the Staatstheater in Stuttgart (Kaufmann in Jacob Lenz), at the Rhine National Opera (James Nolan in Dr Atomic), at the Amsterdam Opera (the School Master in Cunning Little Vixen) and at the Théâtre du Châtelet (Beadle in Sweeney Todd)…

Projets :

Chouiski at Covent Garden in London

Aron at the Teatro Real in Madrid

Il Carciere (Il Prigioniero by Dallapiccola) at La Monnaie in Brussels

Creations at the Opera

  • Perelà

    Perelà, l’homme de fumée - 2003

  • Bob Boles

    Peter Grimes - 2004

  • Michel

    Juliette ou la clé des songes - 2006

  • Der Narr

    Wozzeck - 2008

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