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Bryan Secombe

Bass

Biography

English bass Bryan Secombe is a member of the Royal Opera Chorus. His many solo roles with The Royal Opera include in such operas as La bohème, La traviata, The King Goes Forth to France, Der Rosenkavalier, Elektra, Boris Godunov, Death in Venice, The Fiery Angel, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Billy Budd, Fedora, Lohengrin, The Merry Widow, Paul Bunyan, Macbeth, Sweeney Todd, Don Pasquale, La Fille du régiment, Matilde di Shabran and Otello.

Secombe was born in Leigh, Lancashire. He worked as a civil servant before joining the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, touring the UK, New Zealand, Australia, the USA and Canada. He studied for two years at the Royal College of Music Opera School and went on to join the Royal Opera Chorus. Work away from the Royal Opera House includes engagements with Kentish Opera Group, Garsington Opera and Glyndebourne Touring Opera, and performances of Gilbert and Sullivan at the Players’ Theatre, London.

Secombe’s further roles at the Royal Opera House has included Don Magnifico (Sixty Minute Cinderella), in the Royal Opera House Education Department’s adaptation of La Cenerentola and the bass soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle with the Royal Opera Chorus.