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George Humphreys

Baritone

Biography

English baritone George Humphreys made his Royal Ballet debut in 2012 in Requiem. Other performances at the Royal Opera House include Duke (The Killing Flower) for Music Theatre Wales and Lieutenant Jenkins (In Parenthesis) for Welsh National Opera.

Humphreys was born in Oxford and studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music and the International Opera Studio, Zürich Opera House. His roles with Zürich Opera House include Fafner (Der Ring des Nibelungen for children), Imperial Commissioner (Madama Butterfly) and Leuthold (Guillame Tell). He sings regularly with English National Opera, in roles including Pish-Tush (The Mikado), Jack Wallace (La fanciulla del West), Schaunard (La bohème) and Morales (Carmen). Engagements elsewhere include Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) for Landestheater Bregenz, Starveling (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for Rome Opera, Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) for Dijon Opera and Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia) and Balstrode (Peter Grimes) for Wedmore Opera.

Humphreys is a prolific concert performer, with engagements including Handel’s Messiah with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and London Mozart Players, Purcell’s King Arthur with Early Opera Company at Wigmore Hall, Bach’s St Matthew Passion at the London Handel Festival, Bach’s Cantata BWV9 with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Fauré’s Requiem with the Liverpool Philharmonic. He has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Zürich Opera House, Lille Opera and the Oxford Lieder Festival.