After reading Classics at St John’s College, Cambridge, British tenor Xavier Hetherington took his masters degree at the Royal College of Music as a Their Serene Highnesses Dr Prince Donatus and Princess Heidi Von Hohenzollern scholar. He graduated in 2020 with distinction and moved on to the Mascarade Opera Studio (MOS) in Florence and then the Centre de Perfeccionament at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. Xavier has benefited from the generous support of the King-Farlow Trust, Mr Simon Groves, Mr and Mrs Anthony Bolton and Mr John Rae.
Recent engagements include an opera gala at the 20th anniversary of the Encuentro de la Música in the Palacio de Festivales, Santander; Lensky/Eugene Onegin, Tebaldo/I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Ramiro/La Cenerentola in a showcase at La Fenice in Venice with MOS; covering Ferrando/Cosí fan tutte (Longborough), and the tenor in the trio from Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti Valencia. Xavier has an extensive Concert repertoire, singing in halls such as St John's Smith Square and Wigmore Hall and with conductors such as Dame Jane Glover, Robin Ticciati, John Lubbock and Rafael Payare.