Liam Bonthrone


"delightfully blessed with a light bubbling tenor and an appealing presence, just what any Prince Charming needs"

The Times

"tenor Liam Bonthrone is a standout."

The Guardian

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Scottish tenor Liam Bonthrone is a Bicentenary Scholar at Royal Academy Opera, where he studies with Nuccia Focile, Marcus van den Akker and Jonathan Papp. He is a Samling Artist and was a finalist at the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

In the 2020/21 season, Liam Bonthrone returns to Garsington Opera as an Alvarez Young Artist to perform Coryphée and cover the title role in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory.

He made his international debut as Bruno I Puritani with the Rotterdam Operakoor at De Doelen and was awarded the Dame Hilda Bracket Prize and the Basil A. Turner Opera Award for his performance as Don Ramiro La Cenerentola with British Youth Opera. At the Royal Academy of Music he has performed Ferrando Cosi fan tutte under the baton of Laurence Cummings and Flute A Midsummer Night's Dream with Sian Edwards. Future roles at RAO include Gonzalve L'heure Espagnole.

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Ramiro, La Cenerentola

British Youth Opera

Liam Bonthrone's Don Ramiro had a charming naivety to him, coupled with an admirable facility in Rossini's tenor writing, with just the right sort of vibrant yet not overdone top notes, and this role is high

Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

Liam Bonthrone was a Prince Ramiro of integrity...the tenor fearlessly climbed to the top of Rossini’s challenging vocal lines, using the energy of the music to suggest the Prince’s ardency and nobility.

Claire Seymour, Opera Today

Liam Bonthrone, delightfully blessed with a light bubbling tenor and an appealing presence: just what any Prince Charming needs

Bill Knight, The Times

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