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Recent and future engagements include Aschenbach Death in Venice (for which he won the 2012 Franco Abbiati prize for best male singer from the Italian National Association of Music Critics) and Grimes Peter Grimes‚ also on DVD (both La Scala‚ Milan)‚ Valzacchi Der Rosenkavalier and Triquet Eugene Onegin (Metropolitan Opera)‚ Peter Grimes (title role) for Opéra de Nice‚ Ashenbach (ENO and on DVD)‚ Shuisky Boris Godunov (ROH‚ Paris‚ Toulouse‚ Oviedo and Pamplona)‚ Mayor Albert Herring (Théâtre du Capitole‚ Toulouse)‚ Zivny Osud (Staatsoper Stuttgart)‚ Captain James Nolan Dr Atomic (Strasbourg)‚ Kaufmann Jakob Lenz (La Monnaie and Stuttgart)‚ Schoolmaster The Cunning Little Vixen (Netherlands Opera)‚ Beadle Sweeney Todd (Châtelet)‚ Basilio (Metropolitan Opera‚ New York‚ La Monnaie‚ Glyndebourne and Aix en Provence)‚ Monostatos and First Armed Man The Magic Flute (Northern Ireland Opera).

John Graham-Hall studied at King’s College‚ Cambridge and the Royal College of Music. He sings regularly with all the major British opera companies where roles include Albert Herring‚ Tanzmeister Ariadne auf Naxos‚ Basilio and Monostatos (Royal Opera House‚ Covent Garden)‚ Kudrjas Katya Kabanova‚ Flute Midsummer Night’s Dream‚ Basilio‚ Bob Boles‚ Mayor/Abrenuccio Love and Other Demons‚ Eisenstein Die Fledermaus‚ Aschenbach‚ Lysander‚ Albert Herring and Ferrando (Glyndebourne)‚ Valzacchi‚ Basilio‚ Monostatos‚ Tikhon‚ Herod‚ Ajax 1 La Belle Helene‚ Vitek The Makropulos Case‚ Shuisky Boris Godunov‚ Mime‚ Sylvester The Silver Tassie‚ Goro‚ Triquet‚ Danilo‚ Shabby Peasant Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk‚ Alwa Lulu‚ Lysander (English National Opera)‚ Cassio (Welsh National Opera)‚ Eisenstein‚ Schoolmaster The Cunning Little Vixen (Scottish Opera)‚ Mayor Albert Herring‚ Tikhon‚ Elcius Croesus and Dr Caius (Opera North) title role The Excursions of Mr Broucek (Opera North and Scottish Opera)‚ and Kurt Schwitters in the premiere of Nyman’s Man and Boy: Dada (Almeida Opera).

Engagements abroad have included Aschenbach‚ Tikhon Katya Kabanova‚ Berger Oedipe‚ Sellem‚ Tanzmeister Ariadne auf Naxos‚ Cassio and Basilio (La Monnaie)‚ Podesta La finta giardiniera (Salzburg)‚ Doctor The Fall of the House of Usher‚ L’Incredibile Andrea Chenier and Edrisi King Roger (Bregenz)‚ Young Man/A Naked Youth Moses und Aron (Netherlands Opera‚ Salzburg Festival and Deutsche Grammophon recording)‚ Shapkin From the House of the Dead (Nice Opera)‚ Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Paris‚ Lyon‚ Caen‚ Montpellier‚ Rome‚ Ravenna Festival)‚ Officier Der Diktatur and Gaston Schwergewicht (Krenek double bill‚ Stuttgart)‚ Lensky (Lyon and Toronto)‚ Ferrando (Vancouver)‚ Cassio and Telemacus Il Ritorno d’Ulysse in Patria (Lisbon)‚ Achilles King Priam and Prince/Marquis/Manservant Lulu (Antwerp)‚ Basilio and Spoletta (Netherlands Opera)‚ Bob Boles (Salzburg Festival‚ Berlin Philharmonic and Netherlands Opera)‚ Tikhon Katya Kabanova (Lyon)‚ Michel Julietta and Der Narr Wozzeck at the Bastille‚ Paris and the title role in Pascal Dusapin’s Perela‚ L’homme de Fumée (Bastille and Montpellier).

John Graham-Hall has worked with conductors including Haitink‚ Harnoncourt‚ Boulez‚ Andrew Davis‚ Tate‚ Rattle‚ Gardiner and Abbado. He has given concerts all over Europe and with the major British orchestras‚ and appeared frequently at the Barbican and the South Bank. Recent concerts include Messiah (Minnesota)‚ Henze’s Kammermusik 1958 (Purcell Room and Stuttgart‚ under Markus Stenz)‚ Winterreise (St. John’s Smith Square with Malcolm Martineau)‚ Britten War Requiem (Gothenburg Cathedral)‚ Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake (BBC Proms under Libor Pesek)‚ Peter Grimes (Lisbon) and Vaughan Williams’ Sir John in Love (Barbican)‚ both with Richard Hickox ‚ and Paris King Priam (BBC National Orchestra of Wales). Recordings include Carmina Burana‚ Lloyd Webber songs; Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Basilio‚ Alwa‚ Vitek‚ Herod‚ Monostatos‚ Tanzmeister Ariadne auf Naxos‚ Bob Boles Peter Grimes‚ Isacco Thieving Magpie and Idiot Wozzeck (Chandos).

John’s debut novel My Wife the Diva is now available to purchase on Amazon UK and US.