Benedict Nelson – Matthew
British baritone Benedict Nelson has established a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting young baritones. Highlights of the 2016/17 season include the title role in Monteverdi Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria for English Touring Opera, Orff Carmina Burana with the Gulbenkian Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic, and Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Nelson will also perform Walton Belshazzar’s Feast with the Halle, the Southbank Sinfonia, and the Oxford Bach Choir.
Recent highlights include a successful role debut as The Count in The Marriage of Figaro at ENO, Aeneas Dido and Aeneas at the Teatro Regio di Torino, Salzburg Festival, and Verbier Festival alongside Angelika Kirchschlager as Dido, Ned Keene Peter Grimes for Opéra de Lyon and Opera North, Algernon Moncrieff in Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest at the Royal Opera House and Lincoln Center, Stranger The Lady from the Sea for the Edinburgh International Festival and Scottish Opera.
Concert highlights include Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Britten Noye’s Fludde with La Maîtrise de Radio France, Orff Carmina Burana with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Handel Messiah with Orchestra de Cadaqués, Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem with the Hallé, Weill Das Berliner Requiem with L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.