About

Glen Cunningham, from the Highlands of Scotland, is a graduate of the Royal College of Music’s Opera Studio where he studied with Russell Smythe. He previously completed a one-year Masters at the RCM and a Bachelor of Music degree with First class honours at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, under the tutelage of Amand Hekkers & Patricia Hay.


As a Scottish Opera 2021/2022 Emerging Artist, Glen made his mainstage company debut as Lord Dramaleigh in Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Utopia Limited’. He toured Scotland with ‘Opera Highlights’, covered the role of Marco in ‘The Gondoliers’ and most recently performed the role of Francis Flute in Scottish Opera’s new production of Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ which received critical acclaim.


In the 2021-22 season he also made his concert debut at Cadogan Hall in Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae solennes de confessore with Goldsmiths Choral Union, he performed Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with Henley Symphony Orchestra and Handel’s Messiah with Edinburgh Royal Choral Union at the Usher Hall. 

Glen joined the prestigious Glyndebourne Festival Opera Chorus for their 2022 summer season performing in productions of ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’, ‘La bohème’, ‘Don Pasquale’, ‘The Wreckers’ and covering the role of Don Curzio in Figaro. 

 
Operatic experience includes; Francis Flute in Britten's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Scottish Opera). February 2022. Lord Dramaleigh in G&S Utopia Limited (Scottish Opera) October 2021 & March 2022. Cover of Marco in G&S The Gondoliers (Scottish Opera) October 2021 & March 2022. Italian Tenor in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (Garsington Opera) June 2021. Faninals Haushofmeister in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (Garsington Opera) Summer 2021. Gonzalve in Ravel’s “L’heure Espagnole” (Royal College of Music) March 2020. Ecclitico in Haydn’s “Il mondo della luna” (Royal College of Music) November 2019. Cover of Don Ottavio in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” (Garsington Opera) Summer 2019. Robinson Crusoe in Offenbach’s “Robinson Crusoe” (Royal College of Music) March 2019. Basilio in Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” directed by Sir Thomas Allen (Royal College of Music) November 2018. La Couf and Le Fils in Poulenc’s “Les Mamelles de Tirésias” (Les Azuriales Opera Young Artists Programme) August 2018. Cover of Ferrando in Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” (Opera Holland Park) Summer 2018. “Flute” in Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Royal College of Music) March 2018. Youngest Son in Judith Weir’s “The Vanishing Bridegroom” (British Youth Opera) September 2017. 


Glen was a Basil Coleman Opera Scholar supported by the Independent Opera Scholarship and the Charles Jacobs Scholarship. He was generously supported throughout his studies by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, The Robertson Trust, The Cross Trust and Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust. Glen was also a Josephine Baker Trust Scholar, a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award holder and is an Opera Prelude and Les Azuriales Young Artist.
 

Represented by Simon Goldstone at Rayfield Allied 

Past & Present Performances
 

2022

  • Burns Supper at Buittle Castle - 22nd January

  • Role of Francis Flute from Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Scottish Opera - February/March 

  • G&S concert perfromance at the New Club in Edinburgh - 17th March 

  • Tenor soloist in Carmina Burana with Stewart's Melville College at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh - 26th March

  • Glyndebourne Festival Chorus contract began - 28th March 

  • Role of Lord Dramaleigh in Scottish Opera's semi staged production of Utopia Limited at Hackney Empire - 1st April

  • Tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah with Ediinburgh Royal Choral Union at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh - 3rd April

 

 

2021

  • Virtual Burns Supper for Rosehill Theatre - 25th January

  • Role of Fanninal's Haushofmeister from Der Rosenkavalier at Garsington Opera - April-July

  • Role of Italian Tenor from Der Rosenkavalier at Garsington Opera -  perfromance 13th June

  • Research and Development work with Scottish Opera on "Aiding and Abetting" by Thomas Hyde

  •  Competing in the live rounds of CLIP international competition

  • Scottish Opera Emerging Artist contract began - August

  • Semi finalist in International Paris Opera Competition - September

  • Scottish Opera HIghlights Tour - August till October

  • Covering role of Marco Palmieri in Scottish Opera's production of The Gondoliers - Oct/Nov

  • Role of Lord Dramaleigh in Scottish Opera's semi staged production of Utopia Limited - Nov

  • Tenor Soloist in Mozart's Requiem and Vespers with Goldsmiths Choral Union at Cadogan Hall in London

2020

  • Burns Supper at Rosebill Theatre - Saturday 25th January

  • Role of Gonzalve from Ravel's 'L'heure Espagnole' directed by Olivia Fuchs at The Royal College of Music - March

  • Independent Opera Sholars Recital at Wigmore Hall - 15th October 

 

2019

  • Role of Robinson Crusoe from Offenbach's "Robinson Crusoe directed by Bill Bankes-Jones at The Royal College of Music - March.

  • Tenor Soloist in Mozart's Requiem and Bruckner's Te Deum with City of Glasgow at The Glasgow City Halls - 24th March.

  • Tenor Soloist in Bach's St John's Passion with Colleguim Laureatum, Cambridge - 30th March

  • Performance of Opera and Song at Rosehill Theatre with mezzo-soprano Anna Cooper - 5th April

  • Tenor Soloist in Bach's Magnificat and Haydn's Creation with Leith Hill Music Festival in Dorking Halls - 13th April.

  • Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera, covering the role of Don Ottavio from Mozart's "Don Giovanni", and performing in the chorus of Monteverdi's Vespers - April - September.

  • Tenor Soloist in Haydn's Nelson Mass with Inverness Choral Society in The Eden Court Theatre - 27th April. 

  • Role of Don Ottavio in a concert performance of Don Giovanni with Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra at St Peter's, Notting Hill - 28th September

  • Role of Ecclitico from Haydn's "Il mondo della luna" directed by William Relton at The Royal College of Music - November.

  • .Tenor Soloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Inverness Choral Society in The Eden Court Theatre - 2nd November

  • Rosehill on the Road - performance of opera and song with Anna Tilbrook and Kirsty McLean - 7th December

2018

  • Royal College of Music - Masterclass with Edith Wiens - 10th January, 2pm, Britten Theatre.

  • Opera Scenes: Role of Chevalier, duet from Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc, 19th January.

  • Role of "Flute" in "A Midsummer Nights Dream" by Benjamin Britten at The Royal College of Music - 5th/6th/8th/10th March, Britten Theatre.

  • Tenor Soloist in Handel's Messiah, 24th April, Ness Bank Church in partnership with Inverness Choral Society.

  • Contract with Opera Holland Park, covering the role of "Ferrando" from Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte"as well as performing in the chorus for that production and the production of "La Traviata" by Verdi. Performances from 29th May - 22nd June.

  • Tenor Soloist in Mozart's Requiem with The Cantus Ensemble, 7th July, St Gabriel’s Church, London 

  • Les Azuriales Opera Young Artists Programme  - August 2018

  • Waverley Singers Opera Gala, Sunday 4th November 

  • Finalist in Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards held at the Wigmore Hall, 16th November

  • Role of "Basilio" from Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” directed by Sir Thomas Allen at The Royal College of Music - 24th & 30th November.

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