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Oliver Hunt (Bass)

Born: England

The English bass, Oliver Hunt, studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and the Wales International Academy of Voice, following a degree in music from Trinity College, Cambridge. He has participated in master-classes with Sir John Tomlinson, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Josephine Barstow, Dame Ann Murray, Richard Bonynge, Della Jones, Nelly Miricioiu, Malcolm Martineau and Roger Vignoles.

On the opera stage his roles include Claudio in Agrippina (Cambridge Handel Opera), Polyphemus in Acis and Galatea (cover for Iford Arts/Early Opera Company), Fasolt in Das Rheingold and Hunding in Die Walküre (Fulham Opera), Arkel in Pelléas et Mélisande (Grimeborn Festival/Bury Court Opera), Don Alfonso in W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte (Opera Lyrica), Superintendent Budd in Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring (Britten-Pears Programme) and Immigration Officer in Flight (British Youth Opera). Following his success in the 2012 Bayreuth Bursary Competition, in which he was awarded the runner-up prize, he covered the role of Fasolt in Longborough Festival Opera’s complete Der Ring des Nibelungen. His performances in 2015-2016 include Father Trulove in Igor Stravinsky's The Rake’s Progress, a version of Purcell's Fairy Queen for babies with the group Musical Rumpus, and a new opera by Michael Betteridge, Thousand Furs, in which he both sang and played the trombone.

OliverHun appears regularly as an oratorio soloist, in works including George Frideric Handel's Messiah, J.S. Bach's Passions and the Requiems of W.A. Mozart, Gabriel Fauré and Verdi. A committed recitalist, recent performances include songs by Schubert, Johannes Brahms and Richard Rodney Bennett for the Walbrook Music Trust. He has sung in a concert series of the complete G. Fauré songs with Graham Johnson, and performed with David Owen Norris's group The Works. For eleven years he was a member of vocal ensemble Stile Antico, recording seven albums for Harmonia Mundi which gained a Gramophone Award and two nominations for the Grammys, and touring with Sting as part of his Dowland lute song project "Songs from the Labyrinth".


Source: Oliver Hunt Website; Photos: © Benjamin Ealovega
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




John Rutter


Member of Cambridge Singers:
C-2 (2009):
BWV 118

Links to other Sites

Oliver Hunt - Bass (Official Website)


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