“Chris Elliott

as the clement emperor [Tito..]

triumphed over the ambiguities of his role” -

The Herald



CV / Resume


2007 M Opera graduate of the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the RSAMD.

PGDip Opera graduate of their foundation course prior to commencing Opera School.

An MA Hons English graduate from The University of Glasgow, working in London and Sydney as a Headhunter before returning to Glasgow and enrolling on the RSAMD opera course in 2005.

  1. As a child, was Head Chorister at Durham Cathedral, gained a full music scholarship to Durham School, and was one of the first singers from the North East of England to be accepted into the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.


Tito – La Clemenza di Tito (ESO)

Bill  – Flight by Jonathan Dove (RSAMD)

Don Ottavio  – Don Giovanni (RSAMD)

Youngest Son - The Vanishing Bridegroom(RSAMD, Dir. Lee Blakely)

Fenton  – Die Lustigen Wieber von Windsor (Fife Opera)

Bridegroom (U) Vanishing Bridegroom (RSAMD)

•Lehrbube  – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Edinburgh Festival, 2006)

Don Curzio (U) – Le Nozze Di Figaro (RSAMD)

Bardolfo (U)– Falstaff (RSAMD)

Remendado (U) – Carmen (Haddo House)

Rinuccio (U) – Gianni Schicchi (RSAMD)

Baker  – Las Escondidas (OPERAting Theatre Co.)

  1. Nanki-Poo – The Mikado (Various)


Don Basilio - Le Nozze Di Figaro

Nadir - Les Pecheurs des Perles

Rodolfo - La Boheme.

Tom Rakewell – The Rake’s Progress

Nemorino – L’Elisir d’Amore

Male Chorus – The Rape of Lucretia

Pang – Turandot

Lenski – Eugene Onegin


Curlew River – Edinburgh Festival, 2005

Fidelio – Usher Hall & Barbican – SCO & Sir Charles Mackerras

Carmen – Durham Opera & Haddo House

La Boheme, Il Barbiere Di Siviglia – Opera On a Shoestring.

Le Roi La Dit, Le Nozze Di Figaro, Acis & Galatea, Dido & Aneas, Falstaff– RSAMD


         Current:      Arthur Levy  (New York)  Nicolai Gedda (Switzerland)

         Previous:     Stephen Robertson, Peter Wilson, Pat MacMahon, Carole Wilson


•Handel Messiah – various, inc. major cathedrals

Matthew Passion – Durham Cathedral

Mozart Requiem- Durham Cathedral

Mozart Vespers – BBC SSO

•Haydn The Creation

•Britten Rejoice In The Lamb – London Festival Orchestra

•Rossini Petite messe solennelle

Haydn’s Creation Mass

•Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ

Schubert Mass in G

  1. Schumann Requiem

  2. Stainer’s Crucifixion

Verdi Requiem


Ian Storey

David Wilson-Johnson

Siegfried Jerusalem

  1. Janis Kelly

  2. Christophe Pregardien & Michael Gees, 2011 Edinburgh International Festival.

Malcolm Martineau - Week’s song masterclass at Crear

  1.    Roger Vignoles  - Week’s Strauss & Purcell song masterclass at Schloss-Weinberg, Upper Austria

Conductors worked with include

Tim Dean

Tecwyn Evans

James Grossmith

David Jones

David Robertson

Gary Walker

Michael Bawtree


English (native)

French (strong)

Italian (good working knowledge)

German (studying)


John Ireland Song Prize, ‘06-07

RSAMD Governor’s Recital Finalist

Gavin Boyd Memorial Award presented by James McMillan on behalf of the Scottish Opera & the Friends of Scottish Opera

Freedom of the Città Vecchia of Massa Marittima, Tuscany

Selected for Opera Now’s “Who’s Hot?” Young Artists 2007

Physical Statistics

Height: 6ft 4”/ 194 cm.

Build: Athletic.

Eyes: Dark brown

  1. Hair: Brown


•“Il Golfo Dei Poeti” - Palazzo Spinola, Genoa 2012. Songs by Strauss, Mendelssohn, Wolf, Quilter, Ireland, Britten, Respighi, Parry & Tosti, and featuring the World Premiere of Lori Laitman’s ‘Dark Spring’ song cycle.

Over 60 outreach concerts and workshops for the Edinburgh International Festival, 2012- present, with pianist Andrew Brown.

Opera roles currently under consideration for the present and the near future:

Tom Rakewell, Idomeneo, Tito, Pinkerton, Cavaradossi, Don Jose, Don Ottavio, Tamino, Male Chorus, Peter Grimes, MacDuff. Alfredo, Rudolfo, The Duke, Lenski, & several of the ‘Slavic roles’.