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Ossian Huskinson


A Harewood Artist at English National Opera, British bass-baritone Ossian Huskinson is a graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, He is also the First Prize Winner – as well as recipient of The Audience Prize – of the 2021 Clonter Opera Competition and a Finalist at Neue-Stimmen 2022.

For English National Opera, he has sung  Angel in Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life, Sciarrone Tosca, Bob Becket HMS Pinafore, Harašta The Cunning Little Vixen and Sciarrone Tosca. Other roles have included Plutone L’Orfeo for Garsington Opera at Wormsley, Sarastro Die Zauberflöte for Dorset Opera Festival, Lackey Ariadne auf Naxos at the Edinburgh International Festival and Pietro Simon Boccanegra at Deutsche Oper, Berlin.

His debut solo recital The Roadside Fire (Farrar Vagabond Songs and Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel), with pianist Matthew Fletcher, is now available on Linn Download as part of The Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary Series.

Current engagements include Figaro Le nozze di Figaro for Dorset Opera Festival and Truffaldino Ariadne auf Naxos for Garsington Opera at Wormsley. He also makes his debut at Opéra de Toulon singing Seneca L’Incoronazione di Poppea.  In concert, he sings Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin at the Beethovenfest Bonn.

Previously for ENO: Angel It’s a Wonderful Life, Sciarrone Tosca; Bob Becket HMS Pinafore; Harashta the Poacher The Cunning Little Vixen

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Last updated: 8th November 2023