Oliver Brignall


Oliver Brignall, Tenor is also a composer. He holds a PhD from Brunel University and read music at Canterbury Christchurch University. Residencies and premiers 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. Current projects include an Opera with Jerwood award-winning artist, Richard Whitby.

Singing Highlights; Coyote/Nahasdzáán - Pecou, world premier (Ensemble Variances & Opera De Rouen); Little John/Robin Hood - Howard, world premier (Opera Story); Snout/A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nevill Holt); Spirito& Pastore/L’Orfeo (Bayerische Staatsoper); Cavalier Faïdit/Isabeau, Chekalinsky/Pikovaya Dama, Marco/Zaza, Harry/Fanciulla Del West (Opera Holland Park); Remendado/Carmen (Mid Wales Opera); Malcolm/Macbeth (Iford); Tamino/Magic Flute and Nanki-Poo/The Mikado (Charles Court Opera); Tebaldo/Capuleti E I Montecchi and Lindoro/L’italiana In Algeri (Pop-Up Opera).

A passionate performer of new music, Oliver continues to collaborate with composer Stephen Crowe, premiering numerous stage works in Berlin and London. Concert apperences 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)

Recent/future engagements: Father/Fairy Queen (Waterperry Opera Festival); Duncan House - Zwicki, world premier (Plus-Minus Ensemble/Tete-a-Tete)