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Ruairi Bowen


A graduate of King’s College, Cambridge, and a finalist in the 2020 International Handel Singing Competition, Ruairi Bowen has collaborated with some of the leading conductors in the Baroque field including Emmanuelle Haïm, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Stephen Layton.

Wider engagements have included St John Passion with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Dvorak’s Requiem with Philharmonia Orchestra and Vaughan Williams’ A Cotswold Romance with Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra.

Current engagements include Uriel in a staged version of Haydn’s Die Schöpfung for Lithuanian National Opera, Jim Cocks Robinson Crusoe for West Green House Opera, The Indian Queen with Le Concert d’Astrée, J. S. Bach B Minor Mass with Opole Philharmonic, Christmas Oratorio with Britten Sinfonia, Magnificat at Tilford Bach Festival, St John Passion with Polyphony and St Matthew Passion with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Messiah with London Handel Orchestra and Vaughan Williams Sancta Civitas at Three Choirs Festival.

Recordings include participation in Proud Songsters, an album of English Solo Song with Simon Lepper, Percy Grainger’s Brigg Fair and Nathaniel Dett’s Music in the Mine for BBC Radio 3 and Stanford’s Mass Via Victrix with the BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales conducted by Adrian Partington on Lyrita CD.

Ruairi will make his debut with ENO as Earl Tolloller in Iolanthe.

Last updated: 26th July 2023