British baritone James Newby is a BBC New Generation Artist from 2018-2020. He was the winner of the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award, and that same year he was the recipient of the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Voice Fellowship. In 2015 was awarded the Richard Tauber Prize (for best interpretation of a Schubert Lied) and overall Third Prize at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn International Song Competition. In the 2016/17 season he sang the role of Mercurio in La Calisto with La Nuova Musica and David Bates, and made his BBC Proms début in 2016 singing in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music conducted by Sakari Oramo. He was a 2017 Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and appeared in La Traviata, Hamlet, La Clemenza di Tito and the role of the notary in Don Pasquale during the 2017 Festival, for which he won the prestigious John Christie Award. He was awarded the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Rising Stars prize for 2017-2019.  Recent engagements with the orchestra include ‘Christus’ in the world premiere of Sally Beamish’s The Judas Passion, and various Bach Cantatas as part of the OAE’s ‘Bach, the Universe and Everything’ series at Kings Place, London. In 18/19 he sings the role of Apollo in Handel’s Apollo e Dafne under Jonathan Cohen, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem under Marin Alsop, and St Matthew Passion under John Butt.

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