George Humphreys


George Humphreys was born in Oxford and educated at St. John’s College, Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music and the International Opernstudio Zürich. His recent Operatic appearances include Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro and the Vier Bösewichte in Hoffmanns Erzählungen with the Salzburger Landestheater, Leporello in the Nederlandse Reisopera's production of Don Giovanni, Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Aldeburgh Festival, Schaunard in La Boheme at English National Opera, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas at the Wigmore Hall, Giove in La Calisto for English Touring Opera and his Covent Garden debut as Lieutenant Jenkins in Welsh National Opera’s production of Iain Bell’s In Parenthesis. Recent concert highlights include Mahler Symphony No.8 with Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Orchestra, Bach's Weihnachts Oratorium with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Matthäus Passion at the London Handel Festival and performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Gabrieli Consort, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has given Lieder recitals at Lille Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, the Wigmore Hall in London and the Oxford Lieder Festival and he was recently made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. He is currently a member of the ensemble at the Salzburger Landestheater.

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Recent reviews:

"The dominant performance comes, as it should, from George Humphreys's Duke, wonderfully convincing as the handsome sensualist whose passions gradually coalesce into obsession. He's in superb command of Sciarrino's elusive style, too. "


The Guardian by Tim Ashley (Duke in The Killing Flower, Music Theatre Wales)Jul 17th 2013

"(...) George Humphreys is gripping as the blind minstrel with the mesmerising voice."


Timeout by Jonathan Lennie (Jake Wallace in The Girl of the Golden West, ENO)Oct 3rd 2014

"I suspect that George Humphreys's excellent Pish-tush - an Ostrich-like cleric with very wandering hands - is a tad more bisexual than the same character in 1986. "


The Times by Richard Morrison (Pish-tush in The Mikado, English National Opera)  Nov 23rd 2015