Rayfield Allied is delighted to welcome baritone Ben McAteer to our roster for general management.
“An enormously likable‚ robustly-sung performance from Newry-born baritone Ben McAteer” (Opera Magazine)
The Northern Irish baritone was runner-up at the 2012 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and is a former winner of Les Azuriales’ Opera prize, the Guildhall School’s English song prize and Northern Ireland Opera’s inaugural Festival of Voice. He was a finalist at the 2014 International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition.
Some of Ben's notable opera roles are Falke Die Fledermaus and Goryanchikov From the House of the Dead for Welsh National Opera, Papageno The Magic Flute for Northern Ireland Opera, Sharpless Madama Butterfly at Opera Holland Park, Peter Hansel & Gretel with Clonter Opera, and on the concert platform recent performances include the world première of Turnage’s At Sixes & Sevens with the LSO, Carmina Burana at the Barbican, and performances of Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Copland's Old American Songs with the Ulster Orchestra.
Recent and future operatic highlights include Marullo Rigoletto for Northern Ireland Opera, a concert performance of Die tote Stadt as Fritz/Pierrot with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Earl of Mountararat in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe at English National Opera, Count Almaviva in Irish National Opera’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro and Pangloss & Voltaire in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide for West Green Opera and the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra. While in residence at Scottish Opera, Ben created the role of James in the world première of The Devil Inside, for which he won Outstanding Performance in an Opera at the My Theatre Awards in Toronto. He also sang the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro and toured as Guglielmo in Cosí fan tutte and Pish-Tush in The Mikado.
Ben is represented worldwide by Nicholas Maw. Please click here for a full biography.