English tenor James Scarlett made his Royal Opera solo debut in the 2016/17 Season as Apprentice (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg). Previous work with The Royal Opera includes singing with the Royal Opera Extra Chorus.
Born in Farnborough, Scarlett studied vocal performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. He has sung as a chorister with all the UK’s major opera companies, and has appeared as a soloist with companies including Grange Park Opera, Swansea City Opera, the Savoy Opera Company, Riverside Opera, British Youth Opera, Midsummer Opera, New London Opera Players, Opera 24 and Kentish Opera. His repertory includes Rodolfo (La bohème), Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles), Michele (The Saint of Bleeker Street), Tonio (La Fille du régiment), Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), the title role in Le Comte Ory, Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro), Prince Nilsky (The Gambler), Doctor Caius (Falstaff), Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and Ralph (HMS Pinafore).
Notable concert appearances include Récitant (L’Enfance du Christ) with Paul Daniel.