James is a baritone from Berkshire and is a recent graduate of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied with scholarship under the late Gordon Sandison. He has extensive and varied performance experience in opera, oratorio, musical theatre, song and film.
Recent performances include: Amantio di Nicolao/Gianni Schicchi (LGSO); Sergeant of Police/Pirates of Penzance (Heritage Opera); Fêtes galantes II as part of the CBSO Debussy Festival; and chorus/Haddon Hall (The National G&S Opera Company).
Whilst at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire he played Bobinet/La vie parisienne, Captain Macheath/The Beggar’s Opera, Antonio & cover Figaro/Le nozze di figaro and L’horloge comtoise/L’enfant et les sortilèges and in scenes Grigory Smirnov/The Bear by Walton, Montano/Otello and Mr Gedge/Albert Herring. Whilst at conservatoire James won the Winifred Micklam Prize and 2nd Prize in both the Edward Brooks English Song Prize and the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize.