"…the vocal masterclass here is given by Paterson’s Cavaradossi. Paterson’s tone is rich and warm, full of loving tenderness without compromising in power or timbre. He pitches the perfect amount of vibrato to add depth to his vocal and still keep control of the melody. It’s an assured performance that is often only found after many years of practice or, in very rare cases, by individuals with a purely natural talent for mastering the profundities of the discipline. Paterson is a very special singer indeed."

Daniel Perks, Miro Magazine

"Roger Paterson’s playfully irrepressible Mozart, unintentionally radiating genius through his restless dynamism, soon reveals significant and intriguing inner depths with his sweetly crisp, pliant tenor."

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.

Il Mio Tesoro

He has given solo recitals in a variety of venues around the United Kingdom: for Reger Festival, Swiss Church/London, 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.

In 2014, he became a founding member of Scozzesi, and has performed at  the  Byre Theatre/St Andrews; Music Inverness; Music in Thurso; Biggar Music Club; Strathearn Music Society; Ayr Music Club; Music in Dollar; Osprey Music Society; Forest Hills/Aberfoyle; Newton Stewart and District Music Club; Ross Priory/Gartocharn; Winter Palace/Glasgow Green with repeat performances planned in 2019 for Music Inverness, Music in Thurso and for Classic Music Live! Falkirk, Music Nairn and Melrose Music Society.

Ecco ridente in cielo – cabaletto

Ecco ridente in cielo – cavatina

On the operatic stage, Roger has performed as

Turridu, Cavalleria Rusticana, (Kentish Opera)

Giuseppe (and cover of Gaston), La Traviata, (Longborough Festival Opera)

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

In 2019 his plans include performing the role of Don José in the King’s Head brand new production of Carmen, returning to the role of Count Almaviva in Opera Brava’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and performing the role of Alfredo in their brand new production of La Traviata.

His plans also include opera galas in Glasgow and Edinburgh and performances of Ethelinda, an opera written by Mildred Jessup (née Bowes Lyon) in Glamis Castle.

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.

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