His wide discography includes Messiah, Theodora, Saul and Creation (Gramophone Award 2008) under McCreesh, Jenufa and Makropulos Case under Mackerras, Barber’s Vanessa under Slatkin, Messiah under Rene Jacobs, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony under Osmo Vänskä, the Hyperion Complete Schubert Edition with Graham Johnson and Britten’s Billy Budd with Daniel Harding (Grammy Award, 2010).
Operatic appearances have included Giulio Cesare and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; L’Allegro, Zebul (Jephtha), Publio (La clemenza di Tito), Ariodates (Xerxes) and Kolenaty (The Makropoulos Case) for the English National Opera; Radamisto for the Opera de Marseille; Orlando with the Gabrieli Consort; Leporello (Don Giovanni) for the Scottish Opera and the Montreal Opera; Britten’s Curlew River for the Edinburgh Festival; Guglielmo and Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Leporello, Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Zebul and Sharpless (Madame Butterfly) for Welsh National Opera; and Agrippina for the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin. He made his debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago as Major General Stanley (The Pirates of Penzance) and returned as Ko-Ko (The Mikado) with Sir Andrew Davis. With William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, Neal has sung in Theodora (Paris and Salzburg) and in the Aix-n-Provence Festival production of Charpentier’s David et Jonathas (Aix, Edinburgh and New York), which is available on DVD.
His upcoming engagements include the Barbican Centre production of Curlew River at St Giles, Cripplegate and his return to both English National Opera and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.