is widely recognised as one of Britain’s finest character basses and performs regularly in the major international houses.
For the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, he has sung: Billy Jackrabbit; Charrington (1984); Gonzalo (The Tempest); Second Armed Man; Casino Manager (The Gambler) and il Sacristano.
For English National Opera, he has sung roles including: Bartolo; Basilio; Collatinus; Dulcamara; Quince; Pistol; Pooh-Bah; Ribbing; Sacristan; Sarastro; Snug and Somnus in more than 200 appearances with the company.
Further UK engagements include Bartolo for Opera North and the Garsington Festival; Antonio for the Glyndebourne Festival; Collatinus at the Buxton Festival; and Sacristan, Bosun (Billy Budd), Benedict (La Vie Parisienne) and Masetto for Scottish Opera.
International engagements include: Brag (Fairy Queen) at the Teatro Liceu; Somnus, Bartolo and Doctor Swallow with De Vlaamse Opera; Xuthus (Ion) at the Opera National du Rhin Strasbourg; Snug at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan; Doctor (Wozzeck) at the Salzburg Landestheater and Parsons (1984) at the Palau Reina Sofia, Valencia.
Graeme Danby appears regularly on the concert platform throughout the United Kingdom at prestigious venues, including: the Royal Albert Hall (Beethoven Sympony No.9; Verdi Requiem), the Royal Festival Hall (Mahler Symphony No.8) and the Bridgewater Hall Manchester (Iolanthe), and with leading orchestras including: the London Symphony Orchestra; the London Philharmonic Orchestra; the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia and the Royal National Scottish Orchestra. He broadcasts regularly for the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Rape of Lucretia / ENO
Never have I heard Collatinus as beautifully sung as it was by Graeme Danby.
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