Geof Dolton, Director

Geof studied at the Royal Academy of Music, the National Opera Studio, and in Milan with a Peter Moores Foundation scholarship. He made his debut as Guglielmo in Cosi fan Tutte for Opera North. Since then he has sung principal roles for every major company in the UK. He has worked in Hong Kong, Adelaide and Auckland, as well as Venice and many other cities around Europe.

He has performed in recital on Radio 3, and has recorded for Opera Rara, most notably in Donizetti’s Emilia di Liverpool. His television appearances include Jonathan Dove’s When She Died, about the death of Princess Diana, and John Lunn’s Zoe, first performed at Glyndebourne.

He has received critical acclaim for his Dr Bartolo (Barber of Seville), Savoy Opera, Njegus (Merry Widow) WNO and Kalenik (May Night, Rimsky Korsakov) Garsington. Most recently he has sung The Duke of Plaza Toro in The Gondoliers for ENO and Popolani in Offenbach’s Bluebeard for Buxton Festival.

As a director, he has revived the Glyndebourne production of Jonathan Dove’s Flight in Holland, Belgium and Australia.

He has recently revived Richard Jones’s production of Macbeth for Glyndebourne Touring Opera and was Associate Director on David Freeman’s Tosca at the Albert Hall for Raymond Gubbay..

 
At present he is singing in a Skin Deep, a new commission for Opera North by David Sawer. Future plans include Mirandolina by Martinu for Garsington and Don Alfonso, Cosi Fan Tutte for Opera North.