John is one of Britain’s finest and most exciting baritones. Renowned for his ‘big, strong, dark-timbred voice’, he performs regularly at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and has also worked with English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and many other opera houses around the world. John also performs an impressive range of concerts, both in the U.K. and abroad, including oratorio, concerts with orchestra and chamber recitals with piano, harp and strings.
John’s international career began after his success as a European Finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti Voice Competition in Modena and in the International Verdi Competition in Busetto. On the recommendation of Renato Bruson, he studied in Italy with Maestro Ettore Campogalliani and this led to numerous concert engagements in Italy and throughout Europe and a flourishing career in opera today.
John was born in London and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Laura Sarti and then with Gustave Sacher. After making his debut with Kent Opera in Eugene Onegin, directed by Jonathan Miller, he went on to sing with many regional and touring opera companies in the UK, Ireland and France, making his European debut as Aeneas in Dido & Aeneas at the Haute. John is no stranger to cruising and he has thrilled discerning audiences on many of the world’s leading cruise lines.