Glen Cunningham / tenor
From the Highlands of Scotland, Glen Cunningham recently completed his Bachelor of Music degree at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, under the tutelage of Amand Hekkers and Patricia Hay. A regular competitor in music competitions, he won the Hugh S Roberton Prize for Scottish Singing in 2016. Glen has performed in the Glasgow City Halls, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Queen’s Hall and St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. Recently, he made his international debut in Rotterdam’s De Doelen concert venue performing as Remendado in a concert version of Carmen with orchestra and international cast.
His recent operatic experience includes: Eduardo/La Rondine (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Lead role of Adam/The Walk from the Garden by Jonathan Dove (Scottish Opera Connect), Chorus member/The Cunning Little Vixen/Riders to the Sea/Savitri (British Youth Opera), Lead role of Francis/The Cabinet of Dr Caligari by Karen McIver (Scottish Opera Connect world premiere), Remendado/Carmen (Rotterdam Opera Koor) and Chorus member/Die Fledermaus (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).
Glen has also played various rôles in Opera Scenes such as: Dr Blind/Die Fledermaus (MMus Opera Scenes Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Ferrando/Così fan tutte and Basilio/The Marriage of Figaro (Italian Opera Summer School in Italy), Tamino/The Magic Flute (British Youth Opera) and Nemorino/L’Élisir d’Amore” (National Opera Studio).
Glen was successfully selected for the Garsington Opera Alverez Young Artist Programme, and will perform in the chorus of Il Turco in Italia in July 2017. He will then perform the role of Youngest Son in Judith Weir’s The Vanishing Bridegroom with British Youth Opera in September 2017. Glen has accepted a place to study his Masters at the Royal College of Music in London, starting in September under the tutelage of Russell Smythe, with a full scholarship.