James Rutherford

James Rutherford
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James Rutherford

James Rutherford Biography (Wikipedia)

James Rutherford (born 29 May 1972) is a British bass-baritone opera singer who has performed leading roles with UK and other European and North American opera companies. He also appears as a soloist in concert and oratorio. In 1997 he won second prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and in 2006 won the Seattle Opera International Wagner Competition.

Rutherford was born in Norwich, England. After completing his studies in theology at Durham University he studied singing at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio. He made his stage debut in September 1999 singing the title role of Verdi's Falstaff with the British Youth Opera at London's Peacock Theatre and was engaged by Opera North for his company debut the following Spring.

Since 2009 he has appeared frequently with Graz Opera where he made his role debut as Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and at Frankfurt Opera where he made his role debut as Wotan in Der Ring des Nibelungen. He also sang Hans Sachs for his Bayreuth Festival debut in 2010 and his return in 2011.

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William Walton
Belshazzar's Feast (Proms 2017)
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Belshazzar's Feast (Proms 2017)
Franz Schubert
Die Taubenpost, D957 No 14 (from Schwanengesang)
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Die Taubenpost, D957 No 14 (from Schwanengesang)
Arthur Sullivan
Drink, drink ye all (Ivanhoe)
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Drink, drink ye all (Ivanhoe)
Franz Schubert
Schwanengesang - Song-Cycle D.957 (extracts)
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Schwanengesang - Song-Cycle D.957 (extracts)
Franz Schubert
Schwanengesang - Song-Cycle D.957 - Kriegers Ahnung
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Schwanengesang - Song-Cycle D.957 - Kriegers Ahnung
Felix Mendelssohn
Scottisches lieder - The Yellow-hair'd laddie
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Scottisches lieder - The Yellow-hair'd laddie
Felix Mendelssohn
Scottisches lieder- The Flowers of the Forest
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Scottisches lieder- The Flowers of the Forest
Felix Mendelssohn
Scottisches lieder- We've a bonnie wee flower
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Scottisches lieder- We've a bonnie wee flower
Felix Mendelssohn
6 Scottish songs
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6 Scottish songs
Franz Schubert
Standchen & Die Taubenpost
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Standchen & Die Taubenpost
George Butterworth
6 songs from 'A Shropshire Lad'
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6 songs from 'A Shropshire Lad'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem in D minor K.626, compl. Franz Beyer
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Requiem in D minor K.626, compl. Franz Beyer
Richard Wagner
Tannhauser - O du mein holder Abendstern
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Tannhauser - O du mein holder Abendstern
Richard Wagner
Was duftet doch der Flieder (Hans Sachs) from 'Die Meistersinger'
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Was duftet doch der Flieder (Hans Sachs) from 'Die Meistersinger'
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 9, 4th Movement 
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Symphony No 9, 4th Movement 
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2017: Prom 30: Walton – Belshazzar’s Feast
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-08-07T13:23:57
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Aug
2017
Proms 2017: Prom 30: Walton – Belshazzar’s Feast

Proms 2017: Prom 30: Walton – Belshazzar’s Feast

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2012: Prom 72: John Adams – Nixon in China
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Royal Albert Hall
2012-09-05T13:23:57
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2012
Proms 2012: Prom 72: John Adams – Nixon in China

Proms 2012: Prom 72: John Adams – Nixon in China

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2011: Prom 50: Britten, Colin Matthews & Mozart
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Royal Albert Hall
2011-08-21T13:23:57
21
Aug
2011

Proms 2011: Prom 50: Britten, Colin Matthews & Mozart

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2009: Prom 40
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Royal Albert Hall
2009-08-15T13:23:57
15
Aug
2009

Proms 2009: Prom 40

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2007: Prom 46
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Royal Albert Hall
2007-08-18T13:23:57
18
Aug
2007

Proms 2007: Prom 46

Royal Albert Hall

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