Tenor Tom Randle made his Royal Opera House debut in 1994 as Essex (Gloriana) with Opera North. He made his Royal Opera debut in 1997 as Johnny Inkslinger (Paul Bunyan) and has since sung Fool (Gawain) and Macheath (The Beggar’s Opera) for The Royal Opera, and Song of the Earth for The Royal Ballet.
Randle first studied conducting and composition before turning to voice. His many roles for English National Opera include Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Captain (Wozzeck), Ulysses (The Return of Ulysses) and Achilles (King Priam). Other engagements include Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress) for Théâtre des Champs-Elysees, Netherlands Opera and in Lausanne and Bordeaux, Painter (Lulu) for La Monnaie, Brussels, Bénédict (Béatrice et Bénédict) for Welsh National Opera, Ferrando (Così fan tutte) in Geneva, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) in Munich and Los Angeles, Idomeneo for Scottish Opera and La Monnaie and Alfredo (La traviata) for Opera North. He has won particular acclaim for his performances in contemporary opera, with role creations including Dionysus (Buller’s The Bacchae), Nunez (Turnage’s The Country of the Blind), Judas (Birtwistle’s The Last Supper) and Jack (Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain). Film appearances include Molqui (Death of Klinghoffer) for Channel 4 and Monostatos (Kenneth Branagh’s The Magic Flute).
Randle’s works as a composer have been performed around the world, including by Lille Opera, at the Buxton and Presteigne festivals and The Broad Stage, Los Angeles. Works include the opera A Telephone Call, first performed by Second Movement.