Bass-baritone Neal Davies’ recent and upcoming performances include a return to the English National Opera as Garibaldo in Rodelinda, the Garsington Opera for a new commission by David Sawer, and the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin for King Arthur; he will appear in concert with the Hallé Orchestra, Spanish National Orchestra, and Les violons du Roy. He last performed with Music of the Baroque in February 2010.
Recent operatic appearances include Major General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance and Ko-Ko in The Mikado for Lyric Opera of Chicago; Giulio Cesare, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, and Alaska Wolf Joe in The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, Zebul in Jephtha, Publio in La clemenza di Tito, Ariodates in Xerxes, Kolenaty in The Makropoulos Case, and a new commission by Ryan Wigglesworth for English National Opera; Radamisto for Opéra de Marseille; Leporello in Don Giovanni for Scottish Opera and Opéra de Montréal; Curlew River for the Edinburgh International Festival; Guglielmo and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, and Zebul and Sharpless in Madame Butterfly for Welsh National Opera; and Agrippina for Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. With William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, Neal Davies has sung in Theodora (Paris and Salzburg) and in the Aix-en-Provence Festival production of Charpentier’s David et Jonathas (Aix, Edinburgh, and New York), which is available on DVD. He sang Traveler in the Barbican Centre production of Curlew River, which toured to New York’s Lincoln Center, and Alaska Wolf Joe for Opera di Roma.
Neal Davies performs in Hot Coffee—Bach & Haydn on March 31 and April 1.