English tenor James Geer makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as an Apprentice (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg).
From Sussex, Greer studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is a Samling Scholar and a Britten-Pears Young Artist. His opera engagements include Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia) for Britten-Pears Opera, Monsieur Triquet (Eugene Onegin) for Bury Court Opera, Lennox (Luke Styles’s Macbeth) for Glyndebourne, Shepherd I (L’Orfeo) for Silent Opera, Acis (Acis and Galatea) for Edinburgh Chamber Opera, Frederic (The Pirates of Penzance) for Haddo House Opera and Attendant (The Choice of Hercules) for Bampton Opera. He has covered roles for Glyndebourne, Music Theatre Wales and Scottish Opera.
Greer’s concert appearances include Messiah with the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Handel Players and at the Royal Albert Hall, Beethoven’s Mass in C major at the Three Choirs Festival and roles in Candide, Dialogues des Carmélites and Dido and Aeneas at the Edinburgh International Festival.