High Priest Nabucco
James Platt was educated at Chetham’s School of Music and studied at the Royal Academy of Music and on the Opera Course of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has studied with Sir John Tomlinson and Brindley Sherratt and, as a Samling Scholar, he will work with Malcolm Martineau, Stephen King and Sir Thomas Allen. James continues his studies with Janice Chapman. He is the recipient of a Richard Van Allen Award and an Independent Opera Scholarship. In Autumn 2014 he will join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House. The role of High Priest Nabucco marks his debut with Welsh National Opera. In 2013 he was both a finalist in the GSMD’s Gold Medal Competition and was awarded the Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. A Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne, he sang the role of Notary Don Pasquale in the 2013 Festival. Concert and recital appearances include Glyndebourne’s Ebert Room Recital Series, Brighton Festival, Bridgewater Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Christ Church Spitalfields and Barbican Hall.