Conrad Chatterton is an English Baritone currently studying for a Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music. Prior to his PGDip, he graduated with a Distinction in his Master of Music degree in Performance at RNCM, as well as an M.A (Hons) Geography degree from the University of Aberdeen.
Whilst in Aberdeen, Conrad received a vocal scholarship and was under the tutelage of Judith Howarth. He is currently under the tutelage of Matthew Best, and since joining RNCM, he has been awarded further scholarships and is currently fully funded thanks to the Sybil Tutton Opera Award, Hargreaves and Ball Scholarship, and the Maurice and Jean Buckley Award.
Conrad made his operatic debut performing ‘Zuniga’ in Bizet's Carmen and has since performed the roles of ‘Sir John Falstaff’ in Sir John in Love (BYO), ‘Gianni Schicchi’ in Gianni Schicchi (Random Opera Company), ‘Der Haushofmeister’ & ‘Ein Lakai’ in Ariadne auf Naxos – Prologue (RNCM) and ‘Immigration Officer’ in Flight (RNCM).
Recently, he has sung as part of the Grange Park Opera Festival Chorus performing Verdi’s Otello, Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, Ponchielli’s La Gioconda and Janáček’s The Excursions of Mr Broucek. Conrad has also performed Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, and Handel/Mozart’s Acis and Galatea, as part of the Chorus with Dorset Opera Festival.
In the past few years, Conrad has taken part in the Opera North Mentor Scheme, was a finalist in the Frederic Cox Competition, won the Ogston Performance Music Prize, and was selected as one of eight artists for the Glyndebourne Academy 2019/20 program.
Conrad’s current upcoming performances in 2022/3, include ‘Gabriel von Eisenstein’ in Die Fledermaus (RNCM), ‘Edmund Bertram’ in Mansfield Park (RNCM), Chorus for Glyndebourne’s 2023 Summer Festival, and performances of concert repertoire nationally
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.