Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass)
Brian Bannatyne-Scott was born and educated in Edinburgh and, after winning the Decca Kathleen Ferrier Award in 1981, has appeared in most of the world’s major opera houses and in many of Europe’s top international festivals. He has sung at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan with Sir Colin Davis, the Teatro la Fenice, Venice, at both the Opéras de Paris, at the Grand Théatre de Genève, at the Théatre de la Monnaie, Brussels, with Antonio Pappano, the Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam, the Teatro de Colon, Buenos Aires, the Bunkamura Theatre, Tokyo, with Marc Minkowski, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, with Richard Hickox, at the London Coliseum, with Mark Elder, the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, with Sir Alexander Gibson, and at numerous theatres throughout Britain and Europe. Brian has appeared in concert venues and festivals as diverse as King’s College, Cambridge, the Bamboo Organ Festival in the Philippines, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Bergen Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the Barbican Hall with the LSO and Sir Colin Davis, the Festival Hall with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Sinfonietta, the Halle Handel Festival and the Edinburgh Festival. His repertoire is extremely varied as shown by his recording career which includes Purcell’s King Arthur with the English Concert and Trevor Pinnock, Messiah with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre, L’Incoronazione di Poppea with Richard Hickox, Handel’s Tolomeo, Vaughan Williams’ Sir John in Love also with Richard Hickox and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Sir Colin Davis.