British baritone James Cleverton made his Royal Opera debut in 2010 as Gregorio (Roméo et Juliette) and has since sung Protector (Written on Skin), Pablo (The Exterminating Angel) and Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo). Further performances at the Royal Opera House include in the Insight programme of the Royal Opera House’s Learning and Participation Department and Rabbit (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) for Opera Holland Park.
Cleverton studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the International Opera Studio, Zürich Opera House. Opera engagements include Marcello (La bohème) and Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) at the Royal Albert Hall, Kyoto (Iris) for Opera Holland Park, Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore) for Scottish Opera, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) for Theater St Gallen, Count Asdrubale (La pietra del paragone) for Zürich Opera House and Opéra de Rennes, Commercial Councillor (Intermezzo) for Garsington Opera, Second Apprentice (Wozzeck) for English National Opera and with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Donald Runnicles and Servant (Lulu) for Salzburg Festival. His many engagements in contemporary opera include John Sorel (The Consul) and La Mettrie (Keyner Nit) for Zürich Opera House, Horemhab ( Akhnaten), J. Robert Oppenheimer (Doctor Atomic) and First Officer (The Death of Klinghoffer) for ENO, La Mettrie in Lucerne, the title role in Jakob von Gunten for Theater St Gallen and Chou En-lai (Nixon in China) for Wide Open Opera.
Cleverton is a regular guest soloist with orchestras including Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, Basel Sinfonietta and Swiss Chamber Orchestra.
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