Brindley Sherratt


Born in Lancashire, bass Brindley Sherratt studied at the Royal Academy of Music, of which he is now a Fellow and Visiting Professor.

Highlights in Brindley Sherratt’s 2019/20 season include Il Commendatore Don Giovanni for the Royal Opera; Bartolo Le nozze di Figaro and Geronte di Revoir Manon Lescaut for the Metropolitan Opera; Doktor Wozzeck for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Pimen Boris Godunov for his debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich. On the concert platform he sings Marke Tristan und Isolde (Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España/David Afkham); Fafner Siegfried (LPO/Vladimir Jurowski); Rocco Fidelio (HallĂ© Orchestra/Sir Mark Elder); Judas The Apostles (LPO/Sir Mark Elder); Valens Theodora (Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen); Tippett’s A Child of our Time (CBSO/Mirga GraĆŸinytė-Tyla) and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (BBC Symphony Orchestra/Richard Farnes).

Recent highlights have included Claggart Billy Budd, Sarastro, Sparafucile Rigoletto, Gremin Eugene Onegin, Fafner in The Ring Cycle, Ramfis Aida and Timur Turandot at Covent Garden; Ochs Der Rosenkavalier for the Glyndebourne Festival and the Welsh National Opera; Sarastro at the Wiener Staatsoper, Hamburgische Staatsoper and for the Netherlands Opera and Glyndebourne Festival; Claggart for the Teatro RĂ©al in Madrid, at the Glyndebourne and Aldeburgh Festivals and at the BBC Proms; Geronte di Revoir Manon Lescaut for the Metropolitan Opera; Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; Doctor Wozzeck at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Arkel PellĂ©as et MĂ©lisande for the Opernhaus Zurich, Oper Frankfurt and Glyndebourne Festival.  His many roles for the English National Opera have included Sarastro, Pimen Boris Gudonov and Fiesco Simon Boccanegra. He has also sung Judge Turpin Sweeney Todd at the Opernhaus Zurich; Banco Macbeth for the OpĂ©ra de Bordeaux; Pimen for the OpĂ©ra de Nice; Balducci Benvenuto Cellini and Hobson Peter Grimes in Salzburg; Rocco in Seville; Pogner Die Meistersinger von NĂŒrnberg for the Welsh National Opera and Fasolt Das Rheingold and Filippo Don Carlo for Opera North.

In demand on the concert platform he has appeared at the Bregenz, Edinburgh, Lucerne, Salzburg and Three Choirs Festivals and at the BBC Proms. He works regularly with leading orchestras and conductors and recent engagements have included the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House with Pappano; the Philharmonia with Sir Andrew Davis; the Hallé Orchestra with Elder the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Harding; the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with Bicket; the Monteverdi Choir with Gardiner; the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Langrée.

He has recorded the roles of Polyphemus Acis & Galetea (Nimbus); Somnus/Cadmus Semele and Ariodate Serse (Chandos); Ubaldo in Donizetti’s Imelda de Lambertazzi and Goffredo in Bellini’s Il Pirata (Opera Rara); Rocco Fidelio (Glyndebourne Live) as well as Judas in The Apostles with the HallĂ© Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and John Nelson and Haydn Masses and Bach Cantatas with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.