Born in Lancashire, bass Brindley Sherratt studied at the Royal Academy of Music.
At the Royal Opera House and Covent Garden, his roles have included Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Jeronimus (Maskerade), He-Ancient (The Midsummer Marriage), Publio (La clemenza di Tito). In Salzburg, he has sung Balducci (Benvenuto Cellini) with Gergiev, and Hobson (Peter Grimes) with Rattle. At the Glyndebourne Festival he has appeared as Rocco (Fidelio), Superintendent Budd (Albert Herring) and Immigration Officer (Flight). He is a favourite at the English National Opera where his many roles have included Sparafucile, Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Ramfis (Aida), Pimen (Boris Godunov) and Claudio (Agrippina).
Other operatic engagements have included the Commendatore (Don Giovanni) and Claudio in Santa Fe; Rocco in Seville; Sarastro at the Hamburg State Opera, Gremin and Sarastro at the Welsh National Opera and Philip (Don Carlos) for Opera North.
His future engagements include Ramfis and Narbal (Les Troyens) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Pognor (Die Meistersinger von Nürnburg) at the Welsh National Opera and Sarastro for the Opera de Bordeaux.
In demand on the concert platform he has appeared at the Bregenz, Edinburgh, Lucerne and Salzburg Festivals and at the BBC Proms with leading orchestras and conductors including the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Pappano; the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Harding; the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Bicket; the Ensemble Intercontemporain with Boulez; the Monteverdi Choir with Gardiner; the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées with Langrée.
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Vladimir Jurowski, Jonathan Kent – Gerald Finley (Don Giovanni), Luca Pisaroni (Leporello), Kate Royal (Donna Elvira) – Glyndebourne Festival