Second Armed Man The Magic Flute (ex 20 February)
Aidan Smith is a WNO Associate Artist and recipient of the WNO Chris Ball Bursary. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio. Roles include Ben Budge The Beggar’s Opera (Royal Opera House); Second Customer/Monk in Jonathan Harvey’s Wagner Dream, Leuthold William Tell, Zuniga Carmen (WNO); Doctor Grenvil La traviata (Scottish Opera on tour); Antonio Le nozze di Figaro (Garsington Festival); Corporal La fille du régiment, Farmer Boggis Fantastic Mr Fox, Larkens La fanciulla del West (Opera Holland Park); Betto Gianni Schicchi (English Touring Opera/OHP); Drunken Poet The Fairy Queen (ETO); Colline La bohème (Longborough Festival); Superintendent Budd Albert Herring (Mid Wales Opera). He created the roles of Kevin in The Office: the Opera by Anne Chemlewski (BBC Comic Relief) and Jevons Ludd and Isis (ROH Production Park). Concert engagements include Bach St Matthew Passion (St Paul’s Covent Garden); Messiah (Mosaique Ensemble, Hamburg); Haydn Creation (Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford) and Winterreise (Chichester International Music Festival).