The baritone Neal Davies studied at King’s College, London and the Royal Academy of Music, and won the Lieder Prize at the 1991 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. He has appeared with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under Mariss Jansons, BBC Symphony Orchestra under Pierre Boulez, Cleveland and Philharmonia orchestras under Christoph von Dohnányi, Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Frans Brüggen, Gabrieli Consort under Paul McCreesh, King’s Consort under Robert King, Hallé under Sir Mark Elder, and has been a regular guest at the Edinburgh International Festival. On the operatic stage he has appeared in Platée, Giulio Cesare and Le nozze di Figaro for The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, Jephtha and La clemenza di Tito for English National Opera, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni and L’elisir d’amore for Welsh National Opera, Don Giovanni for Scottish Opera, Curlew River for the Edinburgh International Festival, Radamisto for the Opéra de Marseille, Theodora in Paris and Salzburg, and Belshazzar’s Feast in Aix-en-Provence, Berlin and Innsbruck. He made his debut with Chicago Lyric Opera as Major General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance under Sir Andrew Davis and with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Daniel Harding.
BEETHOVEN, van L.: Symphony No. 9, "Choral" (Minnesota Orchestra, Vanska)
Stainer - The Crucifixion (1887)
LEHMANN: Daisy Chain (The) / Bird Songs / Four Cautionary Tales (English Song, Vol. 8)
Dyson: Nebuchadnezzar/ Woodland Suite/Three Songs of Praise
Scarlatti: Il Vespero di Santa Cecilia
Sullivan: Cox and Box/ Trial by Jury
Dutilleux: Violin Concerto