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Mr Rowland Sidwell
Mr Rowland Sidwell

National Opera Studio Graduate
Instruments: Voice / Vocal / Singing
Genre/Style(s): Opera
Music Theatre
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I am a professional singing teacher living in Guildford with my wife and two Daughters , and have taught for the past 30 years,specialising in opera, choral music and musical theatre.

I was Principal Tenor at English National Opera and I sang at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, St. Paul's Cathedral and Guildford Cathedral.

My roles have included Dimitri in Boris Godunov, Pinkerton in Madam Butterfly, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Florestan in Fidelio, Erik in Flying Dutchman, Andrei in Mazeppa, Alfredo in Die Fledermaus and Canio in I Pagliacci (English National Opera).

For Glyndebourne I sang Florestan in their revival of Fidelio with the touring company.

On the concert platform I have sung with the Halle Orchestra and the Scottish National Orchestra, and in London I sang 'The Bells' and 'Gerontius' with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and Stainer's Crucifixion.

I have sung Rossini's 'Petite Messe Solennelle' with the Holst Singers and Faure's Requiem with the Holst Chamber Choir.

I have worked with such distinguished conductors as Sir Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink, James Loughran, Mark Elder, Dr Barry Rose and James Lockhart.

I have recorded the role of Riccardo in Verdi's 'Oberto' for the BBC, and I have sung with Simon Estes in a recording of operatic arias. I have also sung Canio for Castleward Opera in Northern Ireland, and Mozart's Requiem in Paris and Rouen.

I have researched various singing techniques with maestri in Italy and the U.K, have taught at the Guildford School of Acting and also help with speech preparation and delivery. I now teach at home, helping singers of all ages to achieve their full potential.Also preparing singers for all types of auditions.

Contact Rowland

Address: GU1 2JA
Phone: 01483 532997

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