Darren Jeffery has sung a diverse range of roles from Handel to Wagner alongside the more contemporary works of Britten, Stravinsky, Weill and Birtwistle. He has performed at the Salzburg, Glyndebourne and Aix-en-Provence Festivals, at the Chicago Lyric Opera as Kothner (Meistersinger) and as Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor) for New Israeli Opera.
In 2001-2003 he was an inaugural member of the Royal Opera Young Artists Programme and has sung over fifteen roles at Covent Garden. He has performed at English National Opera as Leporello (Don Giovanni), Donner (The Rhinegold), Speaker (Magic Flute), Mr. Flint (Billy Budd) and Hobson (Peter Grimes); at Opera North as Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream); and Lt. Ratcliffe (Billy Budd) at Glyndebourne.
He was a finalist in the Seattle International Wagner Competition in 2008 and has received two Grammy awards for his contribution to recordings of Falstaff and Billy Budd with the LSO.
Darren has sung Christus in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Sir Mark Elder and the Halle? Orchestra and performed regularly at the BBC Proms. He has appeared on several occasions with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and collaborated with many leading conductors worldwide.
Recent engagements and future plans include the title role in Rossini’s Maometto II, Cre?on (Oedipus Rex) with the BBC Symphony, Lt. Ratcliffe (Billy Budd) for Nationale Reisopera, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Pizarro (Fidelio) for Garsington, the Messiah with the Colorado Symphony under Douglas Boyd, concert performances of La Clemenza di Tito with Classical Opera Company, Speaker (Die Zauberflo?te) for ENO, Bill (Mahagonny) at the Royal Opera House and Fidelio in Winterthur as well as Brahms’s Requiem at Wells Cathedral and Bach’s St John Passion with Bournemouth Symphony Chorus.