Workshop with Graham Clark
July 18, 2021
Renowned international Wagnerian opera singer Graham Clark coaches two emerging young singers at the outset of their career.
Aaron Kendall is a classical baritone from the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he is under the tutelage of Welsh baritone, Gwion Thomas. At the conservatoire, he has had the pleasure of being mentored by repetiteurs Paul Wingfield, Robin Bowman, Rosalind Jones and James Platt. He regularly performs in recitals around Birmingham and Pembrokeshire with a diverse range of repertoire from Vivaldi, to Brahms, to Finzi. He also performs as a soloist for oratorios and mass settings on a regular basis.On the opera stage, Aaron’s most recent opera credits include Caliban in Jeremey Sams The Enchanted Island, Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Edmund Bertram in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park (RBC), Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte (Opera Novello), Luka in Walton’s The Bear (Dafne Opera) and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro (Somerset Opera).
Amar Muchhala made his Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, debut in 2013, singing Chulak-The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, David Bruce, world premier and then starred as the lead Alex in the world premier of Glare, by Søren Nils Eichberg at ROH, 2014. He also covered the role of Pasterz in the 2015 ROH production of Krol Roger, Szymanowski, directed by Kasper Holten under the baton of Maestro Antonio Pappano. The year 2017 saw a series of house debuts in Germany: Staatsoper Hannover in April 2017, world premiere of LOT by Giorgio Battistelli, followed by Theatre Magdeburg where he essayed the tenor lead Camille Desmoulins, in Gottfried von Einem’s opera Dantons Tod. Having appeared on the stage of the English National Opera, London under the baton of Martyn Brabbins, Amar was seen as Macduff in English Touring Opera’s 2019 new production of Macbeth, Verdi. He recently covered Juan Diego Florez in the role of Werther, Massenet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and worked closely with Edward Gardner during the production period. Amar is scheduled to sing the role of Froh in Das Rheingold with Birmingham Opera Company in August.
Now a British Citizen, Amar was born in Bombay and studied Business Management and French literature at Franklin & Marshall College, USA, only to pursue music on world renowned opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Having naturally transitioned into the lyrico-Spinto repertoire, he remains focused on a variety of roles from the Italian, French, and German repertory
Tickets for this workshop include complimentary coffee or tea and biscuits.