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Overview


Bass - Baritone
Matthew Buswell


 

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Overview


Bass - Baritone
Matthew Buswell


 

“Matthew Buswell as Sam is a young man to watch - with his resonant tone and easy comedy, he will be a star of the future.”

Louise Lewis / British theatre guide

 

"Buswell sang with finely pitched and focused tone and stood out for the clarity of his diction.“

Claire Seymour / Opera Today

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Biography


licaone : giove in argo

royal college of music/

london handel festival

Biography


licaone : giove in argo

royal college of music/

london handel festival

Biography

Matthew Buswell trained at the Royal College of Music (RCM), completing a Master’s Degree in Performance, with Distinction, as well as a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music Degree. Whilst at the RCM he performed a number of roles with the Royal College of Music International Opera School (RCMIOS) including, Superintendent Budd Albert Herring, Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Il sonno Arianna in Creta and Licaone Giove in Argo (RCMIOS/London Handel Festival).

Recent roles include Count Monterone Rigoletto, Speaker, Second Priest and Second Armed Man The Magic Flute, Sacristan and Sciarrone Tosca, and Luka The Bear (Walton). Matthew’s concert performances have included Raphael & Adam in Haydn Creation (Guildford Cathedral), Mozart Requiem and Solemn Vespers and Brahms Ein deutches Requiem (St Martin-in-the-Fields), Beethoven Mass in C (St. John’s, Smith Square), Beethoven Symphony No 9 (Portsmouth University), Christus in Bach St Matthew Passion (Highgate Choral Society), Fauré Requiem (Temple Church).

Paul Verlaine ,  Journeying Boys  (Iain Burnside) - Royal College of Music

Paul Verlaine, Journeying Boys (Iain Burnside) - Royal College of Music

Captain Thicknesse ,  English Eccentrics  (M.Williamson) - British Youth Opera

Captain Thicknesse, English Eccentrics (M.Williamson) - British Youth Opera

In recent years Matthew made his débuts at the Opéra de Lyon, as Soldat Der Kreidekreis, at Grange Park Opera as Samuele Un ballo in maschera and at Longborough Festival Opera as Seneca L’incoronazione di Poppea. In 2019, Matthew returned to the Opéra de Lyon to perform Tempo, Nettuno and Antinoo Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria also making his début at the Lyon Auditorium as the bass soloist in Bach St Matthew Passion. Matthew also returned to Longborough Festival Opera to perform Lord Rochefort Anna Bolena.

Most recently Matthew was admitted to the 2019 Verbier Festival Atelier Lyrique where he performed Sprecher Die Zauberflöte under Stanislav Kochanovsky and Wächter Die frau ohne schatten under Valery Gergiev. Whilst in Verbier Matthew participated in masterclasses with Barbara Frittoli, Thomas Hampson and Thomas Quasthoff.

In 2019/2020 Matthew will revive the role of Death Der Kaiser von Atlantis with Loud Crowd in London, return to Opéra de Lyon to sing the roles of Le Fauteuil / L’arbre L’enfant et les Sortilèges, Jago Ernani and Saint Peter / Farmer Der Mond as a member of their opera studio and make his role and venue début as Fasolt Das Rheingold at the Birmingham Symphony Hall with The Birmingham Philharmonic under Michael Lloyd. In the summer of 2020 Matthew will perform the roles of Tempo / Nettuno / Antinoo Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria at Longborough Festival Opera.

Sept 2019

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DIARY


sacristan : tosca

opera project

 

DIARY


sacristan : tosca

opera project

 

DIARY

2019

BRANDENBURG CHORAL FESTIVAL

Bass Soloist

Requiem (Mozart)

5 September, 21:30

brandenburg.org.uk

LOUD CROWD

Tod

Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Ullmann)

16, 18, 19 & 20 September, 19:45

loud-crowd.co.uk

BRANDENBURG CHORAL FESTIVAL

Bass Soloist

Requiem (Mozart)

28 September, 20:00

brandenburg.org.uk

BIRMINGHAM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fasolt

Das Rheingold (Wagner)

13 October, 15:00

bpo.org.uk

ROYAL OPERA MUSCAT

Le Fauteuil / L’arbre

L’enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel)

25 & 26 October, 16:00

rohmuscat.org.om

OPÉRA DE LYON

Jago

Ernani (Verdi)

6 November, 20:00 - Auditorium, Lyon

8 November, 19:30 - Théâtre des Champs Elysées

10 November, 15:00 - Opera Vichy

Le Fauteuil / L’arbre

L’enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel)

14, 15, 16, 17 & 19 November

opera-lyon.com

ADDISON SINGERS

Bass Soloist

Messiah (Handel)

7 December

addisonsingers.com

2020

OPÉRA DE LYON

Saint Peter / Farmer

Der Mond (Orff)

14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 March

opera-lyon.com

ADDISON SINGERS

Bass Soloist

Mass in C (Beethoven)

Stabat Mater (C.McDowall)

28 March

addisonsingers.com

LONGBOROUGH FESTIVAL OPERA

Tempo / Nettuno / Antinoo

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in in patria (Monteverdi)

14, 16, 18, 19 & 21 July

lfo.org.uk

Samuele ,  Un ballo in maschera  (Verdi) - Grange Park Opera 2018

Samuele, Un ballo in maschera (Verdi) - Grange Park Opera 2018

Seneca ,  L'incoronazione di Poppea  (Monteverdi) - Longborough Festival Opera 2018

Seneca, L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi) - Longborough Festival Opera 2018

Lord Rochefort ,  Anna Bolena  (Donizetti) - Longborough Festival Opera 2019

Lord Rochefort, Anna Bolena (Donizetti) - Longborough Festival Opera 2019

Antinoo ,  Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria  (Monteverdi) - Opéra de Lyon/Handspring Puppet 2019

Antinoo, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Monteverdi) - Opéra de Lyon/Handspring Puppet 2019

Sarastro ,  Die Zauberflöte  (Mozart) - Royal College of Music International Opera School

Sarastro, Die Zauberflöte (Mozart) - Royal College of Music International Opera School