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Oliver White

“Oliver White, the new discovery in the golden voiced tenor field, was again exemplary…a splendid romantic tenor lead…the ideal leading man…almost too good to be true”

Manchester Evening News

Oliver graduated in music from Durham University and won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music, winning the Dulcie Nutting Prize and studying with Ryland Davies.  He is a vocal tutor at Chetham’s School of Music, and a visiting Musical Director and coach at Arts Educational, London. He was Director of Music at St Augustine of Canterbury, Kensington for 12 years.

His operatic career has included his critically acclaimed West End début with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company at The Savoy Theatre as Fairfax (The Yeomen of the Guard), and principal tenor with Carl Rosa (touring the US, Canada and UK), Opera Holland Park, Raymond Gubbay, Armonico Consort, G&S Opera Company, Opera Della Luna, British Youth Opera and Phoenix Opera. His roles include the title role in Offenbach’s Robinson Crusoe, Basilio and Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro), Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Pluto and Mercury (Orpheus in the Underworld) and tenor lead in twelve of the Savoy Operas.

His varied concerts include: appearances with Yan Pascal Tortelier, Richard Hickox, John Wilson and David Hill in Jerusalem, Singapore, Lillehammer, Dublin (The Helix, National Concert Hall and St Patrick’s) and regularly at all the major UK concert halls; Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with Cleo Laine; soloist with the Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and performances at the BBC Proms and the St Endellion, Bath International, Woburn, Chester, Iford, Royal Deeside and Buxton International G&S festivals. He has broadcast for In Tune on BBC Radio 3 and for Classic FM; and recorded for Chandos. He also sang on the Sky Arts series of “A Motley Pair” (a five-part exploration of the life, lyrics and music of Gilbert and Sullivan) by Capriol Films, which was also released on DVD.

Recent and forthcoming engagements include the Bach Evangelists, Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Britten’s St Nicolas, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Finzi’s For St Cecilia, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Verdi Requiem and the Raymond Gubbay Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore as well as La Vie Parisienne for Iford Festival and Opera Della Luna.

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