Northern Irish baritone Ben McAteer was the winner of the inaugural NI Opera Festival of Voice in 2010. Since then he has returned to both the opera and recital stage with NI Opera on numerous occasions. This past season he made his Wexford Festival Opera debut in Felicien David’s Lalla Roukh and returned to Irish National Opera as Dr Malatesta in Don Pasquale. Further recent highlights include The Grand Inquisitor The Gondoliers and King Paramount Utopia Limited for Scottish Opera and Officer Two & Blazes The Lighthouse for INO.
Ben returns to English National Opera next month to revive his role as Earl Mountararat in their critically acclaimed production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe. This winter he sings Dr Pangloss in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide in Vienna, conducted by Marin Alsop. He also joins the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri.