Lee David Bowen


Born in Swansea, Lee studied at RWCMD. For ENO, he has sung Captain Nolan in John Adams’s Doctor Atomic, and the White Minister in Ligeti’s The Grand Macabre; with WNO, he created the role of Dolffin in Gwyneth Lewis and Julian Phillips’s opera for children; at Opera North, he has performed the First Armed Man/ the Priest in The Magic Flute; roles for ETO have included Remendado/Carmen, Dancaïro/ Carmen, Guillot/Manon, and Sellem/The Rake’s Progress; for Opera Holland Park, he has sung Malcolm/Macbeth, L’Abate/Andrea Chenier and Trin/La fanciulla del West; for Mid-Wales Opera, he has sung Remendado/Carmen and Mr Upfold/Albert Herring.

Lee maintains a busy concert career, with performances at leading venues including St Martin-in-the-Fields and St David’s Hall, Cardiff, and Bristol Cathedral; he has also sung the Welsh and British National Anthems at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Recently, Lee has been studying the Verdian and Charaktertenor repertoire, and especially the Jugendlicher Heldentenor Fach, preparing Wagner’s Parsifal, Mime and Loge with the eminent Australian tenor Anthony Roden and the renowned pianist and coach Michael Pollock.

Previously for Longborough: Mime & Froh (covers)/Das Rheingold (2019)