Henry Waddington studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. He performs regularly with all the major UK opera companies as well as with La Monnaie Brussels, Liceu Barcelona, de Nederlandse Opera, Teatro Real Madrid and Stuttgart Staatstheater. His repertoire includes Baron Ochs / Der Rosenkavalier, the title role in Saul, Banquo/Macbeth, Colline/La bohème, Don Basilio/Il barbiere di Siviglia, Tutor/Le comte Ory, Geronimo/The Secret Marriage, Publio/La clemenza di Tito, Plutone/Orfeo, Valens/Theodora, Soljony/Three Sisters (Eotvos), Leporello/Don Giovanni, Don Magnifico/Cenerentola, Don Fernando/Fidelio, Don Alfonso/Così fan tutte, Pallante/Agrippina, Frère Laurent/Roméo et Juliette as well as Quince and Bottom/A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Recent/future operatic engagements include Man at window/Old man Youth/Beggar in Martinu’s Julietta, Jupiter/Castor and Pollux, Sacristan/Tosca and Lt. Ratcliffe/Billy Budd for ENO, Spinellocchio/Gianni Schicci for ROH, Covent Garden, Bartolo/Figaro for WNO and Covent Garden, Lt. Ratcliffe for Netherlands Opera, Pallante for the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Pastor Oberlin/Jakob Lenz for Staatstheater Stuttgart, La Monnaie and Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Kothner /Die Meistersingers and the title role in Saul for Glyndebourne, Publio/La clemenza di Tito, Lodovico/Otello, Handel Joshua, Bottom/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Baron Ochs and Don Magnifico for Opera North, Priest/Cunning Little Vixen, Barone di Kelbar/Un Giorno di Regno and Falstaff (title role) for Garsington, Swallow/Peter Grimes for Aldeburgh, Prospero / Miranda for the Opéra Comique in Paris, Caen and Bordeaux, Bottom for the New National Theatre, Tokyo, Gobrias / Belshazzar and Jonathan Dove’s Monster in the Maze both for The Grange Festival, Baron Ochs for Norwegian Opera as well as concert performances of Wozzeck with the Philharmonia under Esa Pekka Salonen in Europe and the US, Messiah with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Cleveland Orchestra, Beethoven 9 with the Classical Opera Company and The Creation with Huddersfield Choral Society. He will take part in a new commission, Dido’s Ghost by Errollyn Wallen with the Dunedin Consort in 2021.