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date: 27 November 2022

Graham-Hall, John, (John Leonard Hall) free

Graham-Hall, John, (John Leonard Hall) free

Born Pinner 23 Nov. 1955; s of Leonard Hall and Betty Hall; m 1990, Helen Williams; two d

operatic tenor (freelance)

Education

Malvern Coll.; King’s Coll., Cambridge (BA 1977; MA 1981); Royal Coll. of Music

Career

Major roles include: title role in Albert Herring, Glyndebourne, 1985–90, Royal Opera House, 1989; Kudrjas in Katya Kabanova, Glyndebourne, 1988, 1990; Aschenbach in Death in Venice, Glyndebourne on Tour, 1989, Monnaie Brussels, 2009, La Scala Milan, 2011, ENO 2013; Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Scottish Opera, 1989, Glyndebourne on Tour, 2006; title role in Perela, world première, Paris Bastille, 2003; Michel in Juliette, Paris Bastille, 2006; Podesta in Finta Giardiniera, Salzburg Fest., 2006; title role in Adventures of Mr Broucek, Opera North, 2009, Scottish Opera, 2010; title role in Peter Grimes, La Scala, Milan, 2012, Opéra de Nice, 2015; Shuisky in Boris Godunov, Toulouse, 2014, Royal Opera House, 2016; Zivny in Osud, Stuttgart, 2012–13, Opera North, 2017; Kaufmann in Jakob Lenz, Stuttgart, 2014, Brussels Monnaie, 2015, Berliner Staatsoper, 2017; Aron in Moses und Aron, Paris, 2015, Madrid, 2016; company principal, ENO, 1997–2003, then freelance: roles include: Herod in Salome, 1998, 2005; Sylvester in Silver Tassie, 2000; Alwa in Lulu, 2002; Mime in Ring of the Nibelung, 2002–04; Danilo, 2008; Mayor in Albert Herring, Opera North, 2002, Glyndebourne, 2008, Toulouse, 2013; Basilio in Nozze de Figaro, NY Metropolitan and Aix-en-Provence, 2012, Glyndebourne, 2016; Valzacchi in Rosenkavalier and Triquet, Onegin Metropolitan, 2013; Teapot, Arithmetic and Frog in L’Enfant et Les Sortilèges, Opera North, 2017, Carciere and Inquisitor in Il Prigioniero, Monnaie and Stuttgart, 2018; M Taupe in Capriccio, Madrid, 2019. Other roles include: Sellem in Rake’s Progress; Monostatos in Magic Flute; Bob Boles in Peter Grimes; Tikhon in Katya Kabanova; Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos; Lysander and Flute in Midsummer Night’s Dream. Trustee, ENO Benevolent Fund, 1998–2019 (Chm., 2004–08). Numerous recordings, 1986–

Recreations

theatre, cooking, bridge

Address

c/o Musichall UK, Oast House, Crouch’s Farm, Hollow Lane, E Hoathly, E Sussex BN8 6QX

(01825) 840437

jgraham.hall@btinternet.com