Ian is a baritone based in London and the south-east.
Ian read philosophy at the University of Essex, completing his doctoral thesis on philosopher, composer and musicologist Theodor Adorno in 2008. Having learned his vocal trade in the Anglican choral tradition, he made his solo operatic debut with Hampstead Garden Opera in November 2011, singing the role of the Constable in Vaughan Williams’ Hugh the Drover. Recently performed roles include Eugene Onegin in concert, Marcello (La Boheme) for Opera 24 in July 2015, Guglielmo for Opera 24's Cosi fan Tutte, Belcore in Brent Opera's production of Donizetti's L'Elisir D'Amore and Musiklehrer in Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos (Queen's Opera). Other roles include Aeneas (Purcell, Dido and Aeneas), Publio (Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito), Charon and Pluto (Monteverdi, Orfeo) and Papageno (Mozart, The Magic Flute).
Roles performed as extracts in concert include, Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva, Ping and Sharpless.
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