John Tranter British bass

John Tranter British bass

John Tranter was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He studied singing with John Dethick in Sheffield and at the London Opera Centre.

John Tranter British bass

John Tranter’s first operatic performances were with Opera for All. Operatic appearances with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, include Pope ATTILA, Fafner SIEGFRIED, Melchthal GUILLAUME TELL, Foltz DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG and Hobson PETER GRIMES. He sang Sarastro DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Commendatore DON GIOVANNI, Colline LA BOHÈME, Dr. Bartolo LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Monterone RIGOLETTO, Grand Inquisitor DON CARLOS, Badger THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, Don Fernando FIDELIO and Nourabad LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES for English National Opera. Hobson PETER GRIMES, Zaccaria NABUCCO, Colline, Sparafucile and Monterone RIGOLETTO, Don Basilio IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Dr. Bartolo, Daland DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER, Commendatore, Hermit DER FREISCHÜTZ, Don Pedro BEATRICE ET BENEDICT, Ferrando IL TROVATORE, Prince Gremin EUGENE ONEGIN, Second Nazarene SALOME, Pogner DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG, the title-role THE MIKADO, Trulove THE RAKE’S PROGRESS, Oroveso NORMA, Bonze MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Tiresias OEDIPUS REX, PULCINELLA and Ramphis AÏDA for Opera North, Fasolt DAS RHEINGOLD, Hunding DIE WALKÜRE, Fafner SIEGFRIED, Hagen GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, Grigoris THE GREEK PASSION and Commendatore for Welsh National Opera. Sarastro, Commendatore and Seneca L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA for Kent Opera. Dansker BILLY BUDD, the Bonze, the King AÏDA, Nourabad and Prince Gremin for Scottish Opera, Commendatore for Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Dr He in the British premiere of WOLVENDORP for Almeida Opera.

Engagements abroad include Gremin, Hunding, Commendatore, Oroveso, King AÏDA and Timur TURANDOT for the Opéra de Nancy et de Lorraine, Paloucky Otec THE KISS for Opera voor Vlaanderen and the Wexford Festival, Henry VIII ANNA BOLENA in Nimes, Méphistophélès FAUST in Wellington, the King AÏDA for the Opéra de Lausanne, Banquo MACBETH in Metz, Monterone for the Opéra de Marseille, Commendatore for Dublin Grand Opera, Varlaam BORIS GODUNOV in Pittsburgh, Monterone for the Opéra de Nantes et des Pays de la Loire, the world premieres of WOLVENDORP and THE DEATH OF OEDIPUS at the Holland Festival, Marquis of Calatrava LA FORZA DEL DESTINO in Vichy, Commendatore at the Batignano Festival and for Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, Ferrando IL TROVATORE for the Opéra du Rhin, Strasbourg, Dansker for Staatstheater, Hannover, Fafner SIEGFRIED and King AIDA in Santiago, Commendatore DON GIOVANNI, Fafner and King of Clubs L’AMOUR DES TROIS ORANGES at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Hobson PETER GRIMES at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, Opera de Marseille, Teatro Municipal de Sabtiago, Chile and WOLVENDORP for the Nieuw Ensemble at the Opéra Bastille de Paris.
Recent engagements include Hobson PETER GRIMES for Teatro di San Carlo

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