Born in Lancashire, bass Brindley Sherratt studied at the Royal Academy of Music, of which he is now a Fellow and Visiting Professor
His engagements in the 2012/13 season include Sarastro Die Zauberflöte in a new production for the Netherlands Opera and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Créon in a new production of Charpentier's Médée at the English National Opera and his role debut as Claggart Billy Budd for the Glyndebourne Festival.
Future seasons will see him return to Covent Garden for Sparafucile Rigoletto, Gremin Eugene Onegin and Oroveso in a new producton of Norma; he will sing Sarastro in his debut for the Vienna State Opera, Pimen Boris Godunov in his debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich and he will make his debuts at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden his roles have included Gremin, Sparafucile, Narbal Les Troyens and Ramfis Aida and in Salzburg he has sung Balducci Benvenuto Cellini with Gergiev, Hobson Peter Grimes with Rattle and Bartolo Le nozze di Figaro on tour to Japan. At the Glyndebourne Festival he has appeared as Rocco Fidelio, Il Commendatore Don Giovanni and Superintendent Budd Albert Herring. A favourite at the English National Opera, his many roles there have included Sarastro, Pimen and Fiesco Simon Boccanegra. Other operatic engagements have included Sarastro at the Hamburg State Opera; Sarastro and Banco Macbeth for the Opéra de Bordeaux; Pimen for the Opéra de Nice; Rocco in Seville; Il Commendatore and Claudio Agrippina in Santa Fe; Pogner for the Welsh National Opera and Fasolt Das Rheingold and Filippo Don Carlo for Opera North.
In demand on the concert platform he has appeared at the Bregenz, Edinburgh, Lucerne, Salzburg and Three Choirs Festivals and at the BBC Proms. He works regularly with leading orchestras and conductors and recent engagements have included the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House with Sir Antonio Pappano; the Philharmonia with Sir Andrew Davis; the Hallé Orchestra with Sir Mark Elder the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Daniel Harding; the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with Harry Bicket; the Monteverdi Choir with Sir John Eliot Gardiner; the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Louis Langrée.
He has recorded the roles of Somnus / Cadmus in Semele and Ariodate in Serse for Chandos; Ubaldo in Donizetti’s Imelda de Lambertazzi and Goffredo in Bellini’s Il Pirata for Opera Rara; Rocco Fidelio for Glyndebourne Live as well as Judas in The Apostles with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and John Nelson and Haydn Masses and Bach Cantatas with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
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