Bass-baritone 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 appeared with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under Mariss Jansons, BBC Symphony Orchestra under Pierre Boulez, Cleveland and Philharmonia orchestras under Christoph von Dohnányi, Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Frans Brüggen, English Concert with Harry Bicket, Gabrieli Consort under Paul McCreesh, Hallé Orchestra with Sir Mark Elder, Concerto Köln under Ivor Bolton, Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Adam Fischer, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with Edward Gardner, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin with David Zinman, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Sir Andrew Davis, and the London Symphony and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras under Daniel Harding. He has been a regular guest of the Edinburgh Festival and BBC Proms. He last appeared with Music of the Baroque in September 2022.
Highlights of Neal Davies’ 22-23 season includes performances of Yeoman of the Guard (Sergeant) for the English National Opera and Papageno in the Welsh National Opera’s production of The Magic Flute. On the concert stage, Neal Davies will sing Messiah with the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington and violinist Fabio Biondi; Vaughan William’s Dona nobis pacem with MDR Radio Orchestra and Howard Arman in the Leipzig Gewandhaus; join the Bergen Philharmonic and Mark Elder for Christ on the Mount of Olives; sing Handel’s Ode For The Birthday Of Queen Anne with Bernard Labadie and Les Violons du Roy; and tour Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Dunedin Consort.
Clara Osowski appears as soloist in The St. John Passion on March 10 and 11