Wesley Biggs

Wesley Biggs

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Biography

British baritone Wesley Biggs is in demand throughout the classical repertoire for the use of his “… magnificent [baritone] voice” (Discover magazine) and has “wowed the choir and audience alike” throughout the UK. He recently appeared as: Marcello, La bohème (Arcadian Opera), The Father, Hänsel und Gretel (Leamington Sinfonia), Papageno, Die Zauberflöte (RCMIOS – Opera Scenes), Death, Savitri (Shrewsbury Cantata), and for his Michele in Puccini’s Il Tabarro (BCO), Wesley’s interpretation was described as “believable… and tormented” (Birmingham Post).

Wesley is sought around the UK for the concert platform and recent engagements include: Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Shrewsbury Cantata), Mozart’s Requiem (Orpheus Choir), Handel’s Messiah (Market Harborough Choral Society), Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem (Ludlow Orchestra). Wesley is often booked to perform Stainer’s Crucifixion after many highly acclaimed performances and regularly sings in opera galas around the country.

Wesley has had the honour of receiving coaching from internationally renowned artists, conductors and scholars such as Mary King, Richard Stokes, Stephen Barlow, Philip Headlam, Stuart Wilde, Christopher Middleton and Peter Selwyn to name but a few.

Whilst juggling his busy schedule, Wesley continues his studies at the Royal College of Music where he is an RCM Award Holder supported by a Musicians’ Company Lambert Award as well as receiving support from The Josephine Baker Trust. Wesley studies under the direction of his Vocal Professor Justin Lavender and repertoire coach John Blakely.

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