Henry Waddington

Bass Henry Waddington studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. He has performed in many of the major opera houses in the UK and Europe and his repertoire includes both major dramatic roles in Mozart and Verdi and Quince and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

He has sung the role of Ratcliffe in Billy Budd with Netherlands Opera and English National Opera. Henry appears regularly at the Glyndebourne Festival, most recently as Christus in Bach’s St Matthew Passion. He made his Wigmore Hall debut in 2007, singing Haydn arias with the Classical Opera Company. He has performed at the Salzburg and Edinburgh festivals and made an international tour of Handel’s Solomon with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Concert engagements include Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ with BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Wozzeck with the Philarmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen in Europe and the US.