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.
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.
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.