"Roger Paterson makes full play of Mozart’s joshing charm, childish innocence and insouciant genius. Their joint exchanges are easeful on the surface yet tense underneath, as they should be, and the acting skill of the players ensures that we feel for each while not at any point condoning Salieri’s actions."

Mozart and Salieri, 4*** Tim Hochstrasser, Live Theatre UK, August 2017

"Roger Paterson is a chipper and energetic fellow – providing clear colour and bounce to the music..... the singing super"

Mozart and Salieri, The Reviews Hub, August 2017

"Roger Paterson’s engagingly boyish Cavaradossi (here Cavaradain) is poetically voiced.”
The Stage, 4/10/17

“Roger Paterson as Cavaradain is also notable, and powerful are the fight scenes he shares with Thomas Isherwood”
Theatre Bubble, 3/10/17

“Roger Paterson’s impressive vocals"

Entertainment Focus, 3/10/17

“Roger Paterson as Cavaradain gave the character a youthful freshness"

London Theatre1, 5/10/17

Roger Paterson / tenor

Roger Paterson’s music training began at the Junior Academy of Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) and continued at the University of Glasgow where he gained an honours degree in Musicology in 2007. He has since studied with Joan Gordon, Pat McMahon and Paul Farrington.

Di ad Irene, Atalanta, Händel

From 2009 – 2015 he was music director for ‘The Come Back to God’ missionary society and also taught music privately to pupils of all ages from 4 years onwards.   He gives solo recitals in a variety of venues around the United Kingdom.  In 2014, he became a founding member of Scozzesi, with whom he has been performing across Scotland.

On the operatic stage, Roger has performed as

Nadir, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, (Edinburgh Grand Opera)

Cavaradossi, Tosca, (OFFIE winner, King’s Head Theatre/London)

Rodolfo, La Bohème, (OLIVIER nominated, King’s Head Theatre/London)

Alfredo, La Traviata, (Kentish Opera)
Mozart, Mozart and Salieri, (OFFIE nominated, Time Zone Theatre: Spread Eagle Theatre/London, Bridewell Theatre/London, Old Stock Joint Theatre/Birmingham, Arcola Theatre/Grimeborn Festival and Phoenix Theatre/Northumberland)
A Night in Vienna, Old Stock Joint Theatre/Birmingham
The Scholar, The Wandering Scholar, Opera Northern Group
Dance Captain and Chorus, Die Fledermaus, Opera Holland Park

Katchig, Gariné, Arcola Theatre/Grimeborn Festival
Goro, Madama Butterfly, Secret Opera
Chorus, La Cenerentola, Opera Holland Park
Chorus, Un Ballo in Maschera, Iford Arts Opera

As a recitalist Roger has performed at the Reger Festival, Swiss Church/London, for Sphere Concert Series, Renfield St Stephens Church/Glasgow, at Ayr Town Hall and Pollok House/Glasgow and he gave a Russian Song recital for the Sphere Concert Series, Renfield St Stephens Church/Glasgow.

Music when Soft Voices Die

As a founding member of Scozzesi, he has performed across Scotland –  Byre Theatre/St Andrews; Music in Dollar; Osprey Music Society/Boat of Garten; Forest Hills/Aberfoyle; Newton Stewart and District Music Club; Ross Priory/Gartocharn; Winter Palace/Glasgow Green

Singing the Pearl Fishers’ Duet with baritone Andy McTaggart at Classical Musicians Scotland’s A Night at the Opera on 24 June 2017 in the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow.

Plans for 2018 include the role of Giuseppe and cover of Gaston in Longborough Festival Opera’s production of La Traviata;  Turiddu in Kentish Opera’s production of Cavalleria rusticana.

His plans also include future opera galas and concerts with Scozzesi, Opera Alba and Coro Alba.


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