We are delighted that Belfast-born baritone, Malachy Frame, will be performing in our new production, Art Sung – Clara Schumann which will premiere at the London Song Festival on Thursday, 28th November, 2019.
He was Northern Ireland Opera’s ‘Voice of 2016,’ having won the competition at the company’s annual Festival of Voice. Since then, he has been a finalist in the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2018, a finalist in the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards 2016 at the Wigmore Hall, and won the Song Prize at the inaugural Charles Wood Singing Competition in 2019.
As a concert soloist, recent performances have included Britten’s War Requiem, Orff’s Carmina burana, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat, St John Passion, and St Matthew Passion, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Alexander’s Feast, Vaughan-Williams’ Five Mystical Songs. Malachy has performed throughout the country with ensembles such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Allegri String Quartet, and the Dunedin Consort.
His operatic roles have included Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Slook in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Count Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto for Wexford Festival Opera, Labarta in the UK premiere of Juan Durán’s O Arame for XOGA, and Contadino 1/Ufficiale in Alfano’s Risurrezione for Wexford Festival Opera. Malachy was a Garsington Opera Alvarez Young Artist in 2018.
Highlights of the upcoming season include role debuts as Figaro in both The Marriage of Figaro and The Barber of Seville, concerts in the Waterfront Hall with the Ulster Orchestra, in Winchester Cathedral, at the Two Moors Festival, and performances with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in the Royal Festival Hall and in Paris.
Malachy completed a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Mark Wildman and Iain Ledingham and graduating with distinction and a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital. Prior to this he graduated from the University of Cambridge, where he read Music and was a choral scholar at Gonville and Caius College.