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Henry Waddington


Henry Waddington studied at the RNCM. He has sung regularly with all the major UK opera companies as well as with La Monnaie Brussels, Liceu Barcelona, Netherlands Opera, Teatro Real Madrid and Stuttgart Staatstheater.

Previously for ENO: Doctor Grenvil La traviata

Career Highlights

His repertoire includes Baron Ochs, title role Saul, Banquo Macbeth, Colline, Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia, Tutor Le comte Ory, Geronimo The Secret Marriage, Publio La clemenza di Tito, Plutone Orfeo, Valens Theodora, Soljony Three Sisters, Leporello, Don Magnifico, Don Fernando, Don Alfonso, Pallante Agrippina, Frère Laurent Roméo et Juliette, and Quince and Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Recent/forthcoming: Man at window/Old man/Youth/Beggar Julietta, Jupiter Castor and Pollux, Sacristan, Ratcliffe Billy Budd (ENO); Spinellocchio Gianni Schicci (ROH); Bartolo Figaro (WNO), Ratcliffe (Netherlands Opera); Pallante (Barcelona); Pastor Oberlin Jakob Lenz (Staatstheater Stuttgart, La Monnaie, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin); Kothner, Saul (Glyndebourne); Publio, Lodovico Otello, Joshua, Bottom, Ochs, Don Magnifico (Opera North); Priest Cunning Little Vixen, Falstaff (Garsington); Swallow Peter Grimes (Aldeburgh); Quince (Aix); concert performances of Wozzeck (Philharmonia/Salonen in Europe and the US); Messiah (Ulster Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra); Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Classical Opera Company); Creation (Huddersfield Choral Society); The Dream of Gerontius (King’s College, Cambridge).

Last updated: 28th April 2023