Born in Lancashire, bass Brindley Sherratt studied at the Royal Academy of Music, of which he is now a Fellow and Visiting Professor.
Highlights in Brindley Sherratt’s 2017⁄18 season include Ochs Der Rosenkavalier and Arkel in a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande for the Glyndebourne Festival and Rustomji Satyagraha and Ramfis in a new production of Aida for the English National Opera. His concert engagements include Cadmus & Somnus Semele on tour with the OAE and Ivor Bolton, Verdi’s Requiem with the CBSO and Edward Gardner and Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder.
Recent highlights have included Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Sparafucile Rigoletto, Gremin Eugene Onegin, Ramfis Aida and Timur Turandot at Covent Garden; Sarastro at the Wiener Staatsoper, Hamburgische Staatsoper and for the Netherlands Opera; Claggart for the Teatro Réal in Madrid, at the Glyndebourne and Aldeburgh Festivals and at the BBC Proms; Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; Doctor Wozzeck at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Arkel Pelléas et Mélisande for the Opernhaus Zurich and Oper Frankfurt. His many roles for the English National Opera have included Sarastro, Pimen Boris Gudonov and Fiesco Simon Boccanegra. He has also sung Banco Macbeth for the Opéra de Bordeaux; Pimen for the Opéra de Nice; Balducci Benvenuto Cellini and Hobson Peter Grimes in Salzburg; Rocco in Seville; Pogner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for the Welsh National Opera and Fasolt Das Rheingold and Filippo Don Carlo for Opera North.
Future seasons see him return to Covent Garden, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Opernhaus Zurich, the English National Opera and the Metropolitan Opera.
In demand on the concert platform he has appeared at the Bregenz, Edinburgh, Lucerne, Salzburg and Three Choirs Festivals and at the BBC Proms. He works regularly with leading orchestras and conductors and recent engagements have included the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House with Pappano; the Philharmonia with Sir Andrew Davis; the Hallé Orchestra with Elder the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Harding; the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with Bicket; the Monteverdi Choir with Gardiner; the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Langrée.
He has recorded the roles of Polyphemus Acis & Galetea (Nimbus); Somnus/Cadmus Semele and Ariodante Serse (Chandos); Ubaldo in Donizetti’s Imelda de Lambertazzi and Goffredo in Bellini’s Il Pirata (Opera Rara); Rocco Fidelio (Glyndebourne Live) as well as Judas in The Apostles with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and John Nelson and Haydn Masses and Bach Cantatas with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
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