Tenor: James Hancock

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Tenor: James Hancock
Reasons to book this ACT
  • Award winning Classical Singer James can perform Opera & Musical Theatre

  • James has performed internationally at high profile Opera venues

  • Performed at the Victoria State Opera, UCL Opera, Covent Garden Festival

  • Can also perform as part of a 'Phantom' themed duo with female vocals

  • Based in London, UK and available to perform worldwide

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James was born in Melbourne. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts he was a Victoria State Opera Young Artist and was awarded the Opera Foundation Australia German Operatic Award (which gave him a contract at Oper Köln in the Opera Studio), Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship, Tait Memorial Trust Scholarship, Australian Opera Auditions Committee Scholarship, Australian Musical Foundation London grant: American Institute of Musical Studies Scholarship and a Bayreuth Bursary.

Companies he has worked for include: Victoria State Opera; Melbourne Opera: Opera Australia; Siegmund (cover); Meistersingers Ltd; Pocket Opera Nürnberg (Der Ring in einem Abend arr. David Seaman) at the Covent Garden and Bath Festival; Cambridge University Opera Society (Bill, Maschinist Hopkins at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Brand; Der Mann Schwergewicht, Krenek; and The Mayor Der Held, Mosolov); UCL Opera (The King, The King and the Marshal, [Drot og Mask], Heise). Siegfried/ Siegmund (cover) Longborough Festival Opera; Siegfried & Götterdämmerung Edinburgh Players Opera Group (recorded) and Bacchus Ariadne auf Naxos with Abbey Opera at St Johns’ Smith Square.

James has an extensive concert and recital repertoire, including Verdi’s Requiem, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen,  Beethoven Ninth Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Elijahand Bach’s Weinacht Oratorium; Song repertoire includes Winterreise, Die schöne Müllerin (Schubert) and Dichterliebe, Liederkreis (Schumann). Brahms Vier ernste Gesänge, ButterworthShropshire Lad and Vaughan William’s Songs of Travel.

Phantom of the Opera
Les Miserables
Westside Story
Sound of Music
Fiddler on the roof

Nessun Dorma
Brindisi from La Traviata
Vesti la giubba
Quando le sere al placido
plus many more by request

Modern Classics
The Prayer
Time to say goodbye

Classic Italian Songs
O sole mio
Catari Catari ( Core'ngrato )
Torna a surriento

Frank Sinatra Classics
My Way
The Impossible Dream
Begin the Beguine
Night and Day
Come fly with me
I've got you under my skin
The Lady is a Tramp
Strangers in the Night

Victoria State Opera
Covent Garden and Bath Festival
Meistersingers Ltd
Cambridge University Opera Society
UCL Opera
Longborough Festival Opera
And Many More... 

"“The heroically ringing voice of James Hancock rang throughout the theatre”"

Siegfried – Pocket Opera Nuremberg, Covent Garden Festival
The Spectator, Michael Tanner

""The musical highlight of the evening came from James Hancock’s brilliant projection of Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel.”"

Musical opinion Denby Richards

"”Most striking of all was James Hancock……with pleasing voice and committed delivery.”"

Nick Breckenfield 

""He sang the Strauss group with a thrilling voice of searing intensity""

Melbourne Age, Clive Connell