Ian David Pope
IAN WILSON-POPE is an opera singer (bass-baritone) and self-taught composer, who studied at Trinity College of Music and was awarded the TCM Ricordi Opera Prize of 2001 for his portrayal as Nonancourt in Nino Rota�s opera Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze. He studied with John Wakefield and Robert Aldwinckle, and continues to study with David Barrell.
Ian�s solo engagements include some of the major concert and theatre venues in London with such distinguished artists as Sally Burgess, Della Jones, Marie McLaughlin and Anne-Marie Owens. He performed in Budapest with soloists from the Hungarian State Opera, as well as Masterclasses with David Syrus, (Head of Music at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) and Philip Thomas.
Ian�s operatic repertoire includes: Ambrogio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Father in H�nsel und Gretel; Prince Yeletsky, The Queen of Spades; Don Fernando, Fidelio; Henry Kissinger, Nixon in China (Act I); Aeneas, Dido & Aeneas; Talbot (cover), Maria Stuarda; Henry VIII, Anna Bolena; Banquo, Macbeth; Colline, La Boh�me; The Voice of Neptune, Idomeneo; Potap (cover), Tchaikovsky�s The Enchantress (Charodieika); Vodnik, Dvoř�k�s Rusalka; Father, Kurt Weill�s The Seven Deadly Sins (with Sally Burgess at St. John�s, Smith Square, London); Bass soloist in Dido�s Court and Witch, Dido & Aeneas; Court Usher & Marullo, Rigoletto; Don Marco, Menotti�s The Saint of Bleecker Street; Seneca, Littore, Mercury and Bass Famigliari, L�Incoronazione di Poppea; Herr Schultz, Cabaret; Nonancourt, Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze; Envy, Purcell�s The Indian Queen; Sam Wauchope, Sweeney Agonistes (Stephen McNeff); Count Almaviva and Figaro, Le Nozze di Figaro; Speaker, The Magic Flute; Doctor (cover), Vanessa (Samuel Barber); Pallante, Agrippina; and the Messenger La Traviata.
Oratorio and concert repertoire performances include Faur��s Requiem; Bernstein�s Chichester Psalms; Schubert�s Mass in G; Rossini�s Petite Messe Solenelle; Handel�s Messiah; Mozart�s Sparrow Mass; Mass in C �Coronation�, and Requiem; Judas in Jonathan Harvey�s Passion and Resurrection; and 2nd Bass soloist in Stravinsky�s Les Noces at Dartington. Ian also appeared in the Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2005.
Ian�s future engagements include Ambrogio and Basilio (cover) in Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Pimlico Opera�s tour (Sept-Oct 2006), and a recital with Sarah Fox at St. John�s, Smith Square in October 2006.