Northern Irish Tenor Michael Bell is currently studying at the Royal College of Music with Russell Smythe, having previously held a choral scholarship at St. John’s College, Cambridge. He has performed with choral societies and orchestras across the country in a diverse repertoire that has included Bach’s Passions as both Evangelist and soloist, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and many of the great oratorios. Also a keen recitalist, he has recently given recitals at the Lewes Festival of Song, the London Song Festival and the Drogheda Classical Music Festival. On the opera stage
his roles have included Tom Rakewell, Ferrando and Candide, but most recently he gave the Moscow premiere performance of the Madwoman in Britten’s Curlew River to great critical acclaim.
Michael took part in the February 2020 auditions for the Musicians’ Company concerts, and will give a shared recital at a London venue during the 2021/22 season.
Michael is deeply grateful to the Irene Hanson Scholarship for its support of his studies at the RCM.