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 in Gianni Schicchi with LGSO, Sergeant of Police in Pirates of Penzance for Heritage Opera, performing Fêtes galantes II as part of the CBSO Debussy Festival, joining the chorus of Haddon Hall for The National G&S Opera Company and of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer for Longborough Festival Opera.
Whilst at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire he played Bobinet in La vie parisienne by Offenbach, Captain Macheath in Britten’s The Beggar's Opera, Antonio & cover Figaro in Mozart’s Le nozze di figaro and L’horloge comtoise in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges and in scenes Grigory Smirnov in The Bear by Walton, Montano in Verdi’s Otello and Mr Gedge in Albert Herring by Britten. 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.