Northern Irish baritone Ben McAteer is an alumnus of the National Opera Studio in London and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Before embarking on a musical career he studied chemistry at the University of St Andrews. Recent and future operatic highlights include Schaunard in Irish National Opera’s concert performance of Puccini’s La bohème, Eisenstein in Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus for Northern Ireland Opera, Father in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel with INO and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Count Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro for INO, Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème for Lyric Opera Productions, and Pangloss in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide with the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra. At Scottish Opera he created the role of James in the world première of Stuart McRae’s The Devil Inside, for which he won Outstanding Performance in an Opera at the My Theatre Awards in Toronto. Notable concert performances include the world première of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s At Sixes and Sevens with the London Symphony Orchestra, Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Barbican, and performances of Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Copland’s Old American Songs with the Ulster Orchestra.