Born in Liverpool and educated at Oxford, Jeremy White enjoys an international career in opera, concert and recording, in repertoire ranging from early music to the latest of contemporary composition. He has had a long association with conductors such as Pinnock, Parrott, Fischer and Christophers in Bach, Handel and Mozart, while engagements in the 20th century repertoire have included Webern with Boulez and Britten with Graf, as well as appearances with Berio, Pärt and Adams in their own works. Concert tours have taken him to most of the major European venues as well as to the USA, Brazil and Israel, and he works regularly with all the leading British orchestras and conductors. Among more unusual experiences in recent seasons, he particularly enjoyed performing Kurt Weill with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and making a special recording for the Millennium in the Raphael rooms at the Vatican.
To his extensive record credits, which include Israel in Egypt with Parrott and the Monteverdi Vespers with Christophers, he has most recently added (for Chandos Records) Vaughan Williams’ Pilgrim’s Progress and Britten’s Paul Bunyan, both conducted by Richard Hickox.
Opera appearances have taken him from Aix to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where he has appeared each season since his début in 1991in roles from Mozart to Janacek. With the Royal Opera he also made his first appearance at the Metropolitan Opera House and sang in the Gala Evening which inaugurated the newly re-opened house.
Recent seasons have included: Béthune Les Vêpres Siciliennes at de Nederlandse Opera, Rocco Fidelio for Opera North, Dansker Billy Budd for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Parsons 1984 at La Scala and in Valencia, Kecal, Daddy Hogan Anna Nicole, Snug A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ligniere Cyrano de Bergerac for ROH, Pluto Orfeo and Salome for ENO, Sarastro for Grange Park Opera, Tamos in Egypt for the London Mozart Players, Fabrizio La Gaza Ladra with the Philharmonia, Salome with the LSO, Where the Wild Things are with the Berlin Philharmonic, L’Enfance du Christ at the Proms with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sourin Pikovaya Dama and Kecal The Bartered Bride at ROH, Varlaam Boris Godunov and the title role in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia for ENO, Achilla Giulio Cesare for the Grand-Théâtre de Bordeaux, and Kecal The Bartered Bride, Superintendent Budd Albert Herring, Il Re Aïda, Dikoy Kat’a Kabanova, Talbot Giovanna D’Arco and Tiresias Oedipus Rex in concert for Opera North, La Bohème for the Bregenz Festival, Enrico Anna Bolena for COG, Les Noces with the WDR, Fifth Jew Salome (also recently recorded with Sir Charles Mackerras for Chandos), Wotan Das Rheingold in concert in Oxford.
Current season/future plans: for ROH – Talpa Il Tabarro, Betto Giannni Schicch, Foltz Die Meistersinger, Second Sentinel Les Troyens; Christus The Matthew Passion with the Bach Choir, Dansker Billy Budd (revival) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and in New York.
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