Ben Davies, baritone

Ben Davies studied at the Royal Academy of Music.  His roles include Sailor (Dido & Aeneas) for William Christie and Deborah Warner at the Vienna Festival, Netherlands Opera and the Opera Comique, Paris; Ubalde (Armide – Gluck) for the Buxton Festival; Aeneas (Dido & Aeneas) under Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the Opera de Lyon; Judge (Das Wunder der Heliane - Korngold) under Vladimir Jurowski; Guglielmo (Così fan tutte); Bartolo and Antonio (The Marriage of Figaro); Polyphemus (Acis & Galatea); Bass (The Fairy Queen); Amis (Le Pauvre Matelot – Milhaud); Marcello (La bohème) in scenes for The Lesley Garrett Show, BBC and covers of Achilla (Giulio Cesare), Bass (St Matthew Passion), Mr Flint (Billy Budd), Betto di Signa (Gianni Schicchi), Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte) and Krušina (The Bartered Bride) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Recent concert performances include the Monteverdi Vespers, King Arthur, Brahms' Requiem, The Fairy Queen, Handel's Messiah, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Fauré's Requiem and both the St Matthew and St John Passions for Harry Christophers and The Sixteen; Adonis (Venus & Adonis - Blow) at The Wigmore Hall for Matthew Halls and Retrospect Ensemble; Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Purcell’s Ode on St Cecilia’s Day for Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort and Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, C Minor Mass and Requiem with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir. Other notable concert performances include the British premiere of Hermann Suter’s Le Laudi, Verdi's Requiem in Leeds Town Hall and Bach’s solo cantata Ich habe genug in The Purcell Room on London’s Southbank.

Performances with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra