James Laing | Countertenor


James Laing


Born in Cambridge, James Laing studied at London’s Royal College of Music. Career highlights have included Endimione La Calisto (Theater Aachen), Giuliano Eliogabalo (Grange Park Opera), Apollo Death in Venice (Landestheater Linz, Opéra de Nice, Opera North), Oberon A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Zelim La verita in cimento (Garsington Opera), Nerillo L’Ormindo and Demetrio Berenice (Royal Opera, London), Armindo Partenope (English National Opera), The Refugee Flight (Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Opera Holland Park, Scottish Opera), Daniel Belshazzar (The Grange Festival, Zurich Opera), Nireno Giulio Cesare (Semperoper Dresden), Tolomeo Giulio Cesare and Nerone L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Opera North), Tirinto Imeneo (Göttingen Festival), Medoro Orlando (Welsh National Opera) and Ascanio Ascanio in Alba (The Mozartists). Role creations include Peter in Daniel Bjarnason’s Brødre (Den Jyske Opera), The Fox / The Coachman in Jonathan Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio (Opera North) and Terry in Nico Muhly’s Marnie (English National Opera). He has appeared in concert throughout the UK, Europe and in North America with orchestras including the Academy of Ancient Music, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Britten Sinfonia, the Dunedin Consort, The English Concert, the Hallé, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Arion Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik, Les Agrémens, Les Arts Florissants, the Netherlands Bach Society, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Spain and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. This is his debut with Irish National Opera.

November 2021