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Grant Doyle

Baritone

  • The always likeable Grant Doyle blossoms with star quality
    Daily Telegraph
  • Grant Doyle as Zurga had a commanding, anchored presence and sang the role beautifully
    Opera Magazine
  • Grant Doyle’s charismatic Figaro is a delight
    The Stage
  • Born in Adelaide, Grant Doyle completed his studies at the Royal College of Music in London, and then joined the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Subsequent roles for the Royal Opera include Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia, Harlequin Ariadne auf Naxos, Schaunard La Boheme, Bello La Fanciulla del West, Demetrius A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Morales Carmen, and roles in three world premieres including Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole and James MacMillan’s Clemency, which he also sang for Scottish Opera.

    Appearances in Europe include Demetrius and Der Einäugige Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Ned Keene Peter Grimes at the Teatro Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas and Demetrius at the Komische Oper Berlin.

    In the UK he has made regular appearances with Opera North as Sasha Paradise Moscow, Albert Werther and Robin Oakapple/Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd in the acclaimed production of Ruddigore; for Garsington Opera as Count Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni; and for Opera Holland Park as Frederic Lakmé, Marcello La Boheme, the title role in The Fantastic Mr Fox and Zurga Les pêcheurs de perles. His other roles have included Marcello at the Royal Albert Hall, Schaunard for Glyndebourne on Tour; Apparition of a Poet The Adventures of Mr Broucek for Scottish Opera, Figaro Barber of Seville and Paolo Simon Boccanegra for English Touring Opera and Eugene Onegin for Opera Project.

    In his native Australia, Grant has appeared as Starbuck in Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick, Zurga Les pêcheurs de perles, Count Le nozze di Figaro and Pooh-Bah The Mikado for State Opera of South Australia and Yamadori Madama Butterfly for Opera Australia. He sang King Phillip II in Isaac Nathan’s ballad opera Don John of Austria with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Other roles include the title roles in Britten’s Owen Wingrave, and Thomas’ Hamlet, Papageno Die Zauberflöte, Silvio I Pagliacci, Escamillo Carmen, Frank/Fritz Die tote Stadt, Dandini Cenerentola, Belcore L’elisir d’amore, Sid Albert Herring, and Nathan in Nicholas Maw’s Sophie’s Choice.

    On screen he played the lead role in the Channel 4/ABC film of The Eternity Man, (winner of the 2009 Rose d’Or Award for Best Performing Arts programme) and recorded the Forester for the BBC animated film of The Cunning Little Vixen with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin conducted by Kent Nagano as well as creating the role of Carlo in Judith Weir’s opera Armida for Channel 4.

    As a busy concert soloist, Grant Doyle has performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Bach Choir, Irish Chamber Orchestra and at the Royal Albert Hall, in works including Carmina Burana, Fauré Requiem, Judas Maccabeus, Glagolitic Mass, Brahms German Requiem, Britten War Requiem, A Child of Our Time, Messiah and Christus in the St John Passion and St Matthew Passion.

    • King Priam
      English Touring Opera (February 2014)

      Grant Doyle’s confident and musically intelligent Hector sings everyone else off stage.
      Hilary Finch, The Times
      There were fine individual performances, too, not least from Grant Doyle handsome-sounding Hector.
      Hugo Shirley, The Spectator
    • Opera Holland Park – Les pêcheurs de perles
      Summer 2013

      Grant Doyle as Zurga...had a commanding, anchored presence and sang the role beautifully.
      Opera Magazine
      Australian baritone Grant Doyle was a characterful Zurga, establishing a powerful stage presence and alert to every dramatic gesture and detail. Doyle sang with a credible dark tone and rich warmth, particularly in his Act 3 aria, ‘L’orage est calmé’ as both the natural tempest and his own anger quieten.
      Opera Today
      Grant Doyle’s Zurga is vividly characterised and ... bravely sung
      Independent
    • ETO – Simon Boccanegra
      Spring 2013

      Grant Doyle’s sinuous Paolo ... summed up the opera’s unremittingly dark character with panache, and rather stole the title role’s thunder
      Daily Telegraph
      Australian-born Grant Doyle. Doyle is a number one performer, as Simon’s estranged former ally Paolo, who pays with his life for a collapsed coup.
      The Arts Desk
    • Garsington Opera - Don Giovanni
      Summer 2012

      ...splendidly cast, with outstanding performances by a wonderful-looking Grant Doyle as Giovanni...
      Wall Street Journal
      As with his Figaro a few years back, [Doyle’s] Giovanni was laced with a compelling menace throughout, a rendition that had just enough charm that you could understand why Elvira would return to him.
      The Arts Desk
  • Opera

    Bizet
    • Carmen (Escamillo)
    • Les pêcheurs de perles (Zurga)
    Britten
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius)
    • Albert Herring (Sid)
    • Owen Wingrave (Owen Wingrave)
    • Peter Grimes (Ned Keene)
    • The Rape of Lucretia (Tarquinius)
    Debussy
    • Pelléas et Mélisande (Pelléas)
    Donizetti
    • Don Pasquale (Malatesta)
    • Il Campanello di notte (Enrico)
    • L'elisir d'amore (Belcore)
    Gilbert & Sullivan
    • Ruddigore (Robin Oakapple/Sir Ruthven)
    • Trial By Jury (The Learned Judge)
    Heggie
    • Moby Dick (Starbuck)
    Janáček
    • The Adventures of Mr Broucek (The Poet)
    • Cunning Little Vixen (The Forester)
    Korngold
    • Die Tote Stadt (Frank/Fritz)
    Leoncavallo
    • I Pagliacci (Silvio)
    MacMillan
    • Clemency (Abraham)
    Massenet
    • Cendrillon (Pandolfe)
    • Manon (Lescaut)
    • Werther (Albert)
    Maw
    • Sophie's Choice (Nathan)
    Mozart
    • Die Zauberflöte (Papageno)
    • Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni)
    • Le nozze di Figaro (Count Almaviva)
    Picker
    • Fantastic Mr Fox (Fantastic Mr Fox)
    Purcell
    • Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas)
    Puccini
    • La Bohème (Marcello)
    • Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
    • Turandot (Ping)
    Rossini
    • La Cenerentola (Dandini)
    • The Barber of Seville (Figaro)
    Strauss
    • Ariadne auf Naxos (Harlekin)
    • Capriccio (Olivier)
    • Die Frau ohne Schatten (Der Einäugige)
    Tchaikovsky
    • Eugene Onegin (Eugene Onegin)
    • Pique Dame (Prince Yeletsky)
    Thomas
    • Hamlet (Hamlet)
    Verdi
    • Falstaff (Ford)
    Wolf-Ferrari
    • The Jewels of the Madonna (Rafaele)
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