Graeme Danby | Bass


Graeme Danby

La traviata


Graeme Danby is one of Britain’s finest character basses. For the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, he has sung Billy Jackrabbit in Puccini’s La fanciulla del West, Charrington in Lorin Maazel’s 1984, Gonzalo in Thomas Adès’s The Tempest and il Sacristano in Puccini’s Tosca. The roles he has sung in over 1,000 appearances with English National Opera include Bartolo in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Basilio in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Collatinus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Pistol in Verdi’s Falstaff, Pooh-Bah in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Somnus in Handel’s Semele. In the UK he has appeared with Opera North, Scottish Opera and the Garsington, Glyndebourne and Buxton Festivals, and has performed internationally at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Opéra de Rouen, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon, De Vlaamse Opera, the Salzburger Landestheater, Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg, La Scala, Milan, and the Palau Reina Sofia, Valencia. Recent engagements include Bartolo in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Israeli Opera, Thomas Adès’s Powder her Face with the Nouvel Opéra Fribourg, and in Paris and at the Bolzano Festival. He made his INO debut in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in April 2018.

May 2022