Darren Jeffery


Darren Jeffery has sung a diverse range of roles from Monteverdi and Handel to Verdi and Wagner, alongside the more contemporary works of Panufnik, Muhly, Britten, Stravinsky, Weill and Birtwistle. He has performed at the Salzburg, Glyndebourne and Aix-en-Provence Festivals, at the Chicago Lyric Opera as Kothner/Meistersinger, as Raimondo/Lucia di Lammermoor for New Israeli Opera and in various roles at Teatro Real, Madrid. He made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow as Mr. Flint/Billy Budd

From 2001-2003 he was an inaugural member of the Royal Opera Young Artists Programme and has since sung many roles for the company, most recently as Sprecher/Die Zauberflöte. He has performed a number of roles with English National Opera, spanning Mozart, Wagner and Britten. 

He was a finalist in the Seattle International Wagner Competition in 2008 and has contributed to Opera and Oratorio recordings, of which Falstaff and Billy Budd with the London Symphony Orchestra have received Grammy awards. In Oratorio and concert, Darren has worked with many leading orchestras and appeared on several occasions at the BBC Proms. 

Longborough debut: The Music Master/Ariadne auf Naxos (2018)

Recent engagements: Title role/Der fliegende Höllander in the Netherlands; Kothner/Meistersinger (Glyndebourne); Dr. Roman/Marnie (ENO); Sprecher/Die Zauberflöte and Monterone/Rigoletto (Royal Opera House); and Mr. Flint/Billy Budd (Bolshoi Theatre).

Future engagements: Kothner/Meistersinger von Nürnberg and European debuts as Kurwenal/Tristan und Isolde, Achilla/Giulio Cesare and Wotan/Das Rheingold.