Howard Kirk

Gaston La traviata

Howard Kirk was born in Leicestershire. He trained at the Royal College of
Music where he was awarded the John Ireland Prize. In 1998 he was awarded
a Wingate Scholarship to study on the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s
Opera Course. He has worked for Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera;
English National Opera; English Touring Opera; Bampton Classical Opera and
Wexford Festival Opera. Engagements include Vaughan Williams’ Hugh the
Drover; Monostatos The Magic Flute; Sellem The Rake’s Progress; Antinous
Penelope; Macheath Beggar’s Opera; Janek The Makropulos Case; Lindoro
Nina. Howard joined the WNO Chorus in January 2004 where roles have
included Apprentice 2 Wozzeck, Borsa Rigoletto, Vicomte Cascada The Merry
Widow, Steersman The Flying Dutchman, Benoit La bohème, Lillas Pastia /
Guide Carmen, Servant Khovanshchina, Monostatos The Magic Flute, Don
Curzio The Marriage of Figaro, Gaston La traviata, Notary The Barber of Seville.