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Graeme Broadbent

Credit: Andrew Lomax

Introduction

Graeme Broadbent studied at the Royal College of Music with Lyndon Vanderpump and in Moscow with Yevgeny Nesterenko. He was awarded the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire Postgraduate Diploma in 1991. He has performed with the Opera Comique, Theatre des Champs- Elysees, Theater an der Wien, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Festspielhaus Baden- Baden, New Zealand Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (Dudamel) and Accademia Santa Cecilia (Pappano). New productions for Opera North included Pinocchio, Der Zwerg and Seven Deadly Sins; and many roles for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden included Colline La boheme, Angelotti Tosca and King Marke Tristan und Isolde. In the 2017/18 season and beyond he sings Gremin Eugene Onegin for the Scottish Opera, Lieutenant Ratcliffe Billy Budd for the Bolshoi Theatre and Oliver Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are with the Orchestre de Paris, staged by Netia Jones and conducted by Daniel Harding.


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Performance Schedule

  • 19:15 03 Jun 2017 Holland Park Opera, LONDON More info  

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 19:15 05 Jun 2017 Holland Park Opera, LONDON More info  

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 19:15 07 Jun 2017 Holland Park Opera, LONDON More info  

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 19:15 09 Jun 2017 Holland Park Opera, LONDON More info  

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 19:15 12 Jun 2017 Holland Park Opera, LONDON More info  

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 19:15 14 Jun 2017 Holland Park Opera, LONDON More info  

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 19:15 16 Jun 2017 Holland Park Opera, LONDON More info  

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 14:00 18 Jun 2017 Holland Park Opera, LONDON More info  

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Harry Ogg
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Nardus Williams
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 19:15 20 Jun 2017 Holland Park Opera, LONDON More info  

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Joel Williams
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

  • 19:15 24 Jun 2017 Holland Park Opera, LONDON More info  

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Joel Williams
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

Performance Schedule

  • 19:15 03 Jun 2017
    Holland Park Opera, LONDON

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 19:15 05 Jun 2017
    Holland Park Opera, LONDON

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 19:15 07 Jun 2017
    Holland Park Opera, LONDON

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 19:15 09 Jun 2017
    Holland Park Opera, LONDON

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 19:15 12 Jun 2017
    Holland Park Opera, LONDON

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 19:15 14 Jun 2017
    Holland Park Opera, LONDON

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 19:15 16 Jun 2017
    Holland Park Opera, LONDON

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 14:00 18 Jun 2017
    Holland Park Opera, LONDON

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Harry Ogg
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Ben Johnson
    Donna Elvira: Nardus Williams
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

    City of London Sinfonia
    Opera Holland Park Chorus

  • 19:15 20 Jun 2017
    Holland Park Opera, LONDON

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Joel Williams
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

  • 19:15 24 Jun 2017
    Holland Park Opera, LONDON

    MOZART: ‘Don Giovanni’

    Conductor: Dane Lam
    Director: Oliver Platt

    Don Giovanni: Ashley Riches
    Leporello: John Savournin
    Donna Anna: Lauren Fagan
    Don Ottavio: Joel Williams
    Donna Elvira: Victoria Simmonds
    Il Commendatore: GRAEME BROADBENT
    Zerlina: Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto: Ian Beadle

Press

 
  • 02 Nov 15 Luigi ROSSI 'Orpheus' Royal Opera
    Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
    More info  

    “Graeme Broadbent steals the show as the cynical Satyr who advises the men that marriage will be merely trouble and strife, he projects robust good humour while thrilling us with a gravelly basso profondo.”
    David Karlin, BachTrack, 2 November 2015

    “Graeme Broadbent and Mark Milhofer stretched their resounding bass voices to impossible depths to provide the comic element.”
    William Hartson, Express, 29 October 2015

    “Graeme Broadbent outstandingly basso-profundo as Pluto”
    David Nice, The Arts Desk, 24 October 2015

    “Graeme Broadbent reveals the most magnificent bass voice as the Satyr and Pluto.”
    Sam Smith, Musicomh.com, 7 November 2015

  • 23 Apr 14 CAVALLI 'L'Ormindo' Royal Opera
    Sam Wanamaker Theatre
    More info  

    “…with Graeme Broadbent, Harry Nicoll and James Laing completing a sterling cast.”
    Fiona Maddocks, The Observer

    “Graeme Broadbent was a magisterial King – this is one of the truly great bass voices, and it’s worth going just to hear him utter those sonorous notes.”
    Melanie Eskanazie, Music OMH

    “In striking contrast there’s a handsomely dark bass from Graeme Broadbent as the old man.”
    Michael White, New York Times

    “Graeme Broadbent’s cavernous bass king”
    Erica Jeal, The Guardian

    “Broadbent convincingly evoked the King’s earnestness when he agonisingly reflects that he has unwittingly commanded the execution of both his wife and his son. Learning that his ‘victims’ are in fact not dead but merely sleeping, Broadbent’s final concerted arioso was full of renewed vigour, representing his hope for a happy conclusion to his years.”
    Claire Seymour, Seen and Heard

    “Graeme Broadbent introduces a moment of drama when his besotted King turns murderous at his wife’s betrayal.”
    Express

  • 05 Jun 13 SULLIVAN 'The Pirates of Penzance'
    Scottish Opera
    More info  

    “Graeme Broadbent’s camp Yorkshire Sergeant is a hit with the audiences.”
    Rosenna East, Glasgow Herald

    “Richard Suart and Graeme Broadbent bring a refreshing individuality to the Major General and Sergeant of Police.”
    Ken Walton, The Scotsman

    “Graeme Broadbent gives a fine turn as Police Sergeant.”
    Kate Molleson, The Guardian

    “Graeme Broadbent’s leering Sergeant of Police, bemoaning the constabulary’s lot, comes straight from the Ministry of Silly Walks.”
    Sara Urwin Jones, The Times

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