Guy will be giving the first recital in our September series, on September 6th, with a feast of English song. Butterworth, Britten and Vaughan Williams will all be on the menu
Guy Withers is a light-lyric tenor from Bristol studying with Mark Wilde in London. In September 2017 he will be taking up a place on the Masters course at The Royal Academy of Music on a scholarship. A Cardiff University Music Graduate, he was awarded The University's Vocal Scholarship, The Cardiff University David Lloyd Prize for Singing and The Elizabeth Griffiths Prize. Guy was a finalist in the 2017 Dean & Chadlington Singing Competition and has been mentored and supported by Garsington Opera, receiving coaching with Stephen Higgins at ENO.
Since 2015 Guy has been working as a soloist and chorus with Opera Holland Park. He is an experienced deviser and has most recently developed work, and was on the Young Artist Programme, with Mahogany Opera Group, premiering their new children's opera The Rattler at The Royal Festival Hall and touring throughout 2016. In addition he developed new music-theatre pieces for The Helios Collective and The Theatre Royal Bath (The Egg)/Dance Umbrella, and in April 2016 prepared the role of Tom Rakewell for workshops with Simon McBurney (Complicite) to develop his production for the 2017 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.
With The Melos Sinfonia in July 2016 Guy performed the role of Un Amante (Il Tabarro) in concert at LSO St Lukes, and performed at the 2017 International Opera Awards onstage at The London Colesium with The Helios Collective. He collaborated with Hannah Stone, The Royal Harpist, on The Britten Choral Dances from Gloriana in December 2013, and made his professional recital debut in January 2015 with a programme of Handel repertoire at The Handel House Museum. Guy is also an experienced oratorio soloist, and has performed a wide range of sacred repertoire with major choirs nationally.
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