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MAHLER CYCLE 2011

Brindley Sherratt

Born in Lancashire, Brindley Sherratt studied at the Royal Academy of Music, of which he is now a Fellow.

At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden his roles have included Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Sparafucile (Rigoletto) and Ramfis (Aïda); and in Salzburg he has sung Balducci (Benvenuto Cellini) with Gergiev, Hobson (Peter Grimes) with Rattle and Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro) on tour in Japan. At the Glyndebourne Festival he has appeared as Rocco (Fidelio), Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) and Superintendent Budd (Albert Herring). A favourite at English National Opera, his roles there have included Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Pimen (Boris Godunov) and Leporello (Don Giovanni).

Other operatic engagements have included Sarastro at the Hamburg State Opera and for Opéra de Bordeaux; Rocco in Seville; Pimen for Opéra de Nice; Il Commendatore and Claudio (Béatrice et Bénédict) in Santa Fe; Pognor (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Leporello, Gremin and Sarastro at Welsh National Opera; and Sparafucile and Philip (Don Carlos) for Opera North.

His future engagements include Banco (Macbeth) for Opéra de Bordeaux; Gremin at English National Opera; Sarastro at Netherlands Opera; Sarastro and Narbal (Les Troyens) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; and Claggart (Billy Budd) at Glyndebourne.

In demand on the concert platform, Brindley Sherratt has appeared at the Bregenz, Edinburgh, Lucerne and Salzburg festivals and at the BBC Proms. He works regularly with leading orchestras and conductors including the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House with Pappano; Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Harding; Rotterdam Philharmonic with Bicket; Monteverdi Choir with Gardiner; Ensemble Intercontemporain with Boulez; Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Langrée.