Tenor Oliver Brignall is also a composer. He holds a PhD from Brunel University and read music at Canterbury Christchurch University. Residencies and premieres include Britten-Pears, Mahogany Opera ‘Various- Stages 2017’ (opera - Palace Of Junk), V&A artist in residence 2017/18 (opera - ROLES with Metta-Theatre), LSO Soundhub Associate 2017-19. He has worked with some of the leading new music ensembles in the UK, including Distractfold and has been performed on Radio 3 (Riot Ensemble/PRS/Zeitgeist). Singing highlights: Father/Fairy Queen (Waterperry Opera Festival), Duncan House - Zwicki, WP (Plus-Minus Ensemble/Tete-a-Tete), Coyote/Nahasdzaan - Pecou, WP (Ensemble Variances & Opera De Rouen), Little John/Robin Hood - Howard, WP (Opera Story), Snout/A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nevill Holt), Spirito & Pastore/L’Orfeo (Bayerische Staatsoper), Chekalinsky/Pikovaya Dama, Harry/Fanciulla Del West (Opera Holland Park), Malcolm/Macbeth (Iford), Tamino/Magic Flute (Charles Court Opera). A passionate performer of new music, Oliver continues to collaborate with composer Stephen Crowe, premiering numerous stage works in Berlin and London. He has also worked closely with Neil Luck on a number of projects. Concert appearances include Martijn Padding’s …And Trees Would Sing (Riot Ensemble) and Claude Vivier’s Glaubst Du an Die Unsterblichkeit Der Seele (Filthy Lucre).
Longborough debut: Iro/The Return of Ulysses (2021)