Baritone/Bass-Baritone

Neal Davies

Credit: Gerard Collett

Introduction

Neal Davies studied at King’s College, London and the Royal Academy of Music, and won the Lieder Prize at the 1991 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. He has sung with the world’s leading orchestra, under Sir Mark Elder, Paul McCreesh, Ivor Bolton, Mariss Jansons, Pierre Boulez, Christoph von Dohnanyi, David Zinman, Juanjo Mena, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Frans Brüggen, John Storgårds, Edward Gardner and Daniel Harding. A regular guest of the Edinburgh Festival, BBC Proms, English National Opera and Welsh National Opera, he has also performed with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Scottish Opera, Garsington Opera, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Opera di Roma and Lyric Opera of Chicago. He appears in Charpentier’s David et Jonathas from Aix-en-Provence, which is available on DVD. Engagements in the 2016/17 season and beyond include his return to the English National Opera for Ryan Wigglesworth’s new commission A Winter’s Tale and for Rodelinda, and to Garsington Opera for David Sawer’s new opera The Skating Rink.

 

 


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Performance Schedule

 

Performance Schedule

 
  • 20:00 14 Jul 2017
    Kloster Eberbach, ELTVILLE

    Handel ‘Messiah’

    Conductor, Paul McCreesh

    Contertenor, Tim Mead
    Tenor, Jeremy Ovenden
    Bass, NEAL DAVIES

    Tolzer Knabenchor and Kammerorchester Basel

  • 19:30 15 Jul 2017
    Kirche Saanen Gstaad, GSTAAD

    Handel ‘Messiah’

    Conductor, Paul McCreesh

    Contertenor, Tim Mead
    Tenor, Jeremy Ovenden
    Bass, NEAL DAVIES

    Tolzer Knabenchor and Kammerorchester Basel

  • 19:45 22 Jul 2017
    Worcester Cathedral, WORCESTER

    ELGAR ‘Great is the Lord’

    BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from ‘Peter Grimes’

    TIPPETT ‘A Child of Our Time’

    Conductor: Peter Nardone

    Soprano: Sarah Fox
    Alto: Hilary Summers
    Tenor: Andrew Tortise
    Bass-baritone: NEAL DAVIES

    Philharmonia Orchestra
    Three Choirs Festival Chorus

  • 20:00 21 Aug 2017
    Kursaal San Sebastian, SAN SEBASTIAN

    HANDEL ‘Water Music’ HWV 348

    HAYDN Mass in D minor ‘Nelson’

    Conductor: Paul Goodwin

    Soprano: María Espada
    Mezzo-soprano: Hilary Summers
    Tenor: ROBIN TRITSCHLER
    Bass-baritone: NEAL DAVIES

    Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi
    Coral Andra Mari

Discography

  • 'Remembrance' More info  

    Label: Harmonia Mundi

    Release Date: 21 Oct 16

    DURUFLE 'Requiem' TAVENER 'Song for Athene' ELGAR 'They are at rest'

    Conductor: Graham Ross

    Mezzo-soprano: Jennifer Johnston
    Bass-baritone: Neal Davies

    Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
    Organ: Matthew Jorysz
    Cello: Guy Johnston

  • JS BACH Mass in B minor More info  

    Label: Hyperion

    Release Date: 03 Nov 14

    Conductor: Jonathan Cohen

    Soprano: Lydia Teuscher
    Soprano: Ida Falk Winland
    Countertenor: Tim Mead
    Tenor: Samuel Boden
    Bass-baritone: Neal Davies

    Arcangelo

  • POULENC: The Complete Songs More info  

    Label: Hyperion

    Release Date: 30 Sep 13

    Graham Johnson presents the complete songs of Poulenc, joined by singers including Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Neal Davies and Robin Tritschler.

  • CHARPENTIER 'David et Jonathas' More info  

    Label: BelAir classiques

    Release Date: 23 Apr 13

    Conductor: William Christie
    Director: Andreas Homoki

    David: Pascal Charbonneau
    Jonathas: Ana Quintans
    Saül: Neal Davies
    Achis: Frédéric Caton

    Les Arts Florissants

  • HANDEL 'Agrippina' More info  

    Label: Harmonia Mundi

    Release Date: 08 Mar 13

    Conductor: René Jacobs

    Agrippina: Alex Penda
    Nerone: Jennifer Rivera
    Poppea: Sunhae Im
    Ottone: Bejun Mehta
    Claudio: Marcos Fink
    Pallante: Neal Davies
    Narciso: Dominique Visse
    Lesbo: Daniel Schmutzhard

    Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

  • HANDEL 'Messiah' More info  

    Label: Archiv Produktion

    Release Date: 08 Mar 13

    Conductor: Paul McCreesh

    Soprano I: Dorothea Röschmann
    Soprano II: Susan Gritton
    Contralto: Bernarda Fink
    Tenor: Charles Daniels
    Bass-Baritone: Neal Davies

    Gabrieli Consort & Players

  • JS BACH 'St John Passion' More info  

    Label: Hyperion

    Release Date: 27 Feb 13

    Conductor: Stephen Layton

    Evangelist: Ian Bostridge
    Pilate: Neal Davies
    Soprano: Carolyn Sampson
    Countertenor: Iestyn Davies
    Tenor Nicholas Mulroy
    Bass: Roderick Williams

    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
    Polyphony

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 More info  

    Label: Bis

    Release Date: 28 Jan 13

    Conductor: Osmo Vanska

    Soprano: Helena Juntunen
    Mezzo-soprano: Katarina Karneus
    Tenor: Daniel Norman
    Bass-Baritone: Neal Davies

    Minnesota Orchestra
    Minnesota Chorale

  • 'My Beloved Spake' More info  

    Label: Chandos Records

    Release Date: 02 Jan 12

    Anthems by Henry Purcell and Pelham Humfrey

    Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha

    Countertenor: Iestyn Davies
    Tenor: James Gilchrist
    Bass-Baritone: Neal Davies

    Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge
    St John’s Sinfonia

  • HANDEL 'Belshazzar' More info  

    Label: BelAir Classiques

    Release Date: 30 May 11

    Conductor: René Jacobs
    Director: Christof Nel

    Belshazzar: Kenneth Tarver
    Nitocris: Rosemary Joshua
    Cyrus: Bejun Mehta
    Daniel: Kristina Hammärström
    Gobrias: Neal Davies

    RIAS Kammerchor
    Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

  • BRITTEN 'Billy Budd' More info  

    Label: Virgin Classics

    Release Date: 15 Sep 08

    Conductor: Daniel Harding

    Billy Budd: Nathan Gunn
    Captain Vere: Ian Bostridge
    John Claggart: Gidon Saks
    Mr Redburn: Neal Davies
    Lieutenant Ratcliffe: Matthew Rose

    London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

  • HAYDN 'The Creation' More info  

    Label: Deutsche Grammophon

    Release Date: 01 Mar 08

    Conductor: Paul McCreesh

    Gabriel: Sandrine Piau
    Uriel: Mark Padmore
    Raphael: Neal Davies
    Eve: Miah Persson
    Adam: Peter Harvey

    Gabrieli Consort & Players

  • HANDEL 'Messiah' More info  

    Label: Harmonia Mundi

    Release Date: 02 Oct 06

    Conductor: René Jacobs

    Soprano: Kerstin Avemo
    Mezzo-soprano: Patricia Bardon
    Countertenor: Lawrence Zazzo
    Tenor: Kobie van Rensburg
    Bass-Baritone: Neal Davies

    The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
    Freiburger Barockorchester

Repertoire

Opera Repertoire:

BEETHOVEN
Fidelio/Leonore Don Fernando

BERLIOZ
Beatrice et Benedict Don Pedro
La Damnation de Faust  Brander, Mephistopheles

BRITTEN
Curlew River Traveller
A Midsummer Night’s Dream  Demetrius, Bottom
The Rape of Lucretia   Junius, Collatinus
Billy Budd Mr Redburn

CIMAROSA
Il Matrimonio Segreto Conte Robinson

DONIZETTI
L’elisir d’amore Dulcamara
Don Pasquale Pasquale

HANDEL
Giulio Cesare Achilla
Radamisto Tiridate
Acis and Galatea Polyphemus
Theodora Valens
Alcina Melisso
Ariodante King
Ezio Ezio
Orlando Zoroastro
Xerxes Ariodates, Elviro
Jephtha Zebul
Agrippina Pallante
Belshazzar Gobrias

JANACEK
The Makropolus Case Kolenaty
Sarka Premysl

MOZART
Die Zauberflöte Papageno, Sprecher
Don Giovanni Leporello
Le nozze di Figaro Figaro
La finta giardiniera Nardo
Così fan tutte Guglielmo, Don Alfonso
La clemenza di Tito Publio

NICOLAI
Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor Reich

PUCCINI
La bohème Schaunard
Madama Butterfly Sharpless

RAMEAU
Platée Satyr, Cithaeron

SCHUBERT
Die Freunde von Salamanca Fidelio

J. STRAUSS
Die Fledermaus Frank

SULLIVAN
The Pirates of Penzance Major General Stanley
Mikado Ko-ko

For concert repertoire, please be in touch with Jonathan Turnbull.