Graeme Broadbent studied at the Royal College of Music with Lyndon Vanderpump and with Yevgeny Nesterenko in Moscow, entering the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with the assistance of scholarships from the British Council and the Soviet Government.
He has appeared in recital and oratorio throughout the UK and abroad, at all the major London concert halls and at the BBC Proms. Operatic engagements include English National Opera (Basilio and 'Punch and Judy'), Opera Holland Park (Gremin, Sparafucile, Nilakantha, Ramfis), Glyndebourne Festival (Commendatore, 'Die Meistersingers von Nürnberg'), Baden-Baden Festival (Pistola), Theatre des Champs- Elysees ('La Calisto'), Scottish Opera (Basilio, Father Trulove, Sergeant of Police), Stuttgart Opera and Theater an der Wien ('Seven Deadly Sins'), and in 'Powder her Face' for the Almeida and Aldeburgh Festivals (televised on Channel 4). He has also appeared at the New Zealand Opera, the theatres of Lyon, Montpellier and Caen, and at the Spoleto Festival. His many roles for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden include Colline, Angelotti, Timur, Nightwatchman and King Marke, and in Opera North productions of 'Der Zwerg', 'Seven Deadly Sins', 'La Vida Breve', 'Pinocchio', Monteverdi’s 'Orfeo' and 'Tosca'.
Recent highlights include Claggart in 'Billy Budd' for the Mikhailovsky Theatre and Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Aldeburgh Festival’s production of Oliver Knussen’s 'Where the Wild Things Are' with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel, 'Pirates of Penzance' for Scottish Opera, 'L’ormindo' staged at the Globe Theatre, Ramfis in 'Aida' for Opera Holland Park, Commendatore and Padre Guardiano ('La forza del destino') at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, and the Voice of Neptune in 'Idomeneo' for the Royal Opera House. This season he returns to Scottish Opera for 'Le nozze di Figaro'.
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