Ben Durrant

Edmund grew up in London and began singing as a chorister at the London Oratory. He read aerospace engineering alongside a choral scholarship at Bristol University and studied singing with Angela Hickey. He received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Mark Wildman and Iain Ledingham supported by the Josephine Baker trust. He was a 2017/18 National Opera Studio young artist as part of the Glyndebourne New Generation Programme, supported by Peter and Helen Blumer.

2019 sees Edmund perform the Tsar in Weill’s Der Zar Lässt Sich Photographieren at the Bloomsbury Theatre, Demetrius in Nevill Holt's new production of Britten's a Midsummer Night's Dream, and Oberon in Waterperry Opera's re-imagining of Purcell's Fairy Queen.

Recent roles have included Eddy in Turnage’s Greek at the Arcola Theatre, Lakai in Ariadne auf Naxos for the Glyndebourne Festival, and covering Masetto in Don Giovanni for the Glyndebourne Tour while a member of the Glyndebourne chorus. Work for other companies has included Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte, and Dandini in La Cenerentola.

On the concert platform, engagements have included Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s St John and Matthew Passions, Bairstow’s Five Poems of the Spirit, Finzi’s In Terra Pax, Stanford's Songs of the Fleet and Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs.

He currently lives in Suffolk and continues his studies with Dinah Harris.


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