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James Clayton

James Clayton
"His voice...a resonating bronze instrument with excellent phrasing and articulation...with beautifully judged legato and caressing of the words."

Sandra Bowdler,
Opera Britannia

 

Praised for his vocal phrasing and colour, James Clayton is one the most versatile singers to emerge from Australia in recent years. He has been lauded by audiences and reviewers alike for his performances throughout the opera houses and concert halls of Australia and New Zealand.

In 2016, he sang Tonio (Pagliacci) for Victorian Opera, Scully (The Riders) for West Australian Opera and The Speaker (The Magic Flute) for New Zealand Opera – he also appeared as soloist with the Melbourne and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras. 2017 will see major appearances in Melbourne, Adelaide, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.  For New Zealand Opera in 2017, James sings Escamillo (Carmen) and the title role in The Mikado.  His many concert appearances include those with the New Zealand, Tasmanian and Christchurch Symphony Orchestras, Victoria Choral and Orpheus Choir, Wellington.


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as Alfio

as Alfio
as Tonio

as Tonio
as Escamillo

as Escamillo
as Balstrode

as Balstrode
as Scully

as Scully
as Figaro

as Figaro
as The Speaker

as The Speaker
as Falstaff

as Falstaff