Conrad Chatterton is an English Baritone in his second year Postgraduate MMus in Performance degree at the Royal Northern College of Music. In 2020, he graduated with a 2:1 (Hons) in M.A Geography from the University of Aberdeen. Whilst in Aberdeen, he received vocal tuition from international opera singer and vocal coach Judith Howarth. Since starting at RNCM, he is currently under the tutelage of international opera singer and vocal coach Matthew Best.
Conrad made his operatic debut performing ‘Zuniga’ in Bizet's Carmen and has since performed the roles of ‘Immigration Officer’ in Flight (Royal Northern College of Music), ‘Gianni Schicchi’ in Gianni Schicchi (Random Opera Company), ‘Jackie “Tiger” Brown’ in Threepenny Opera (University of Aberdeen Opera Society), and ‘Melisso’ in Alcina (Aberdeen Early Music Ensemble).
In 2021, Conrad performed the roles of ‘Der Hausehofmeister’ and ‘Ein Lakai’ in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos - Prologue (Royal Northern College of Music). He has also taken part in British Youth Opera’s Summer Workshops, performed in the chorus for Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, and Acis and Galatea, with Dorset Opera Festival, took part in the 2021 Opera North Mentor Scheme and was a finalist in the RNCM Frederic Cox Competition. In 2019, Conrad won the Ogston Performance Music Prize and was also selected as one of eight artists for the Glyndebourne Academy 2019/20 program.
He is very grateful to the Maria Bjornson Memorial Fund, William & Frances Dobie Charitable Foundation, and the Francis Higgins Bursary for helping fund him through his education and career.
He is certainly excellent on stage and a very engaging performer. I shall watch with great interest his progress in the future that he deserves.