4. Apr 2019
4. Apr 2019
Swedenborg Hall, London
London WS event - Brindley Sherratt in conversation

Interviewed by George Hall
 Swedenborg Hall, Barter Street, London WC1A 2TH
6:30pm for 7pm, Thursday 4th April 2019

Brindley Sherratt, bass

Born in Lancashire, bass Brindley Sherratt studied at the Royal Academy of Music, of which he is now a Fellow and Visiting Professor.

Brindley Sherratt’s 2018/19 season includes Fafner in The Ring Cycle and Claggart in a new production of Billy Budd at Covent Garden; Judge Turpin in a new production of Sweeney Todd at the Opernhaus Zurich and Sarastro in a new production of Die Zauberflöte at the Glyndebourne Festival. He also sings Hunding in concert performances of Die Walküre with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis and with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Omer Meir Wellber.

Recent highlights have included Sarastro,Sparafucile Rigoletto, Gremin Eugene Onegin, Ramfis Aida and Timur Turandot at Covent Garden; Ochs Der Rosenkavalier for the Glyndebourne Festival and the Welsh National Opera; Sarastro at the Wiener Staatsoper, Hamburgische Staatsoper and for the Netherlands Opera; Claggart for the Teatro Réal in Madrid, at the Glyndebourne and Aldeburgh Festivals and at the BBC Proms; Geronte di Revoir Manon Lescaut for the Metropolitan Opera; Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; Doctor Wozzeck at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Arkel Pelléas et Mélisande for the Opernhaus Zurich, Oper Frankfurt and Glyndebourne Festival.  His many roles for the English National Opera have included Sarastro, Pimen Boris Gudonov and Fiesco Simon Boccanegra. He has also sung Banco Macbeth for the Opéra de Bordeaux; Pimen for the Opéra de Nice; Balducci Benvenuto Cellini and Hobson Peter Grimes in Salzburg; Rocco in Seville; Pogner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for the Welsh National Opera and Fasolt Das Rheingold and Filippo Don Carlo for Opera North.

In demand on the concert platform he has appeared at the Bregenz, Edinburgh, Lucerne, Salzburg and Three Choirs Festivals and at the BBC Proms. He works regularly with leading orchestras and conductors and recent engagements have included the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House with Pappano; the Philharmonia with Sir Andrew Davis; the Hallé Orchestra with Elder; the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Harding; the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with Bicket; the Monteverdi Choir with Gardiner; the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Langrée.

He has recorded the roles of Polyphemus Acis & Galetea(Nimbus); Somnus/Cadmus Semele and Ariodate Serse(Chandos); Ubaldo in Donizetti’s Imelda de Lambertazziand Goffredo in Bellini’s Il Pirata(Opera Rara); Rocco Fidelio(Glyndebourne Live) as well as Judas in The Apostles with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and John Nelson and Haydn Masses and Bach Cantatas with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Tickets £20 including refreshments.  (£5 for Students and under 30s with free membership and if they have previously provided proof of status.)