Quentin Hayes

Genre: Baritone/Bass

Artist Reviews

"Quentin Hayes’ Ourrias was beautifully sung and dramatically very committed. Hayes has a real knowledge of how to sing legato lines."

Ourrias, Mirelle, Gounod - Lewesclassical.com

"Quentin Hayes’ Macbeth is neat and meticulous"

Macbeth, Verdi - Ann Picard - The Guardian


Baritone Quentin Hayes launched his international career by winning the VARA Dutch Radio Prize at the Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna. From 1999 – 2004 he was on contract at the Royal Opera House , Covent Garden where roles included Ned Keene Peter Grimes, Ping Turandot, Herald Lohengrin, Schaunard La Bohème, Marullo Rigoletto, Novice’s Friend Billy Budd, Larry Landau Sophie’s Choice, Angelotti Tosca (in Pavarotti’s last London appearances as Cavaradossi). He made his UK debut as Figaro Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Glyndebourne Tour, a role subsequently repeated for Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Garsington and Grange Park Opera. At English National Opera he has sung Ford Falstaff, Papageno Die Zauberflöte, Marcel Proust in Schnittke’s Life with an Idiot and Nachtigall in Meistersingers. He created the lead role of Eddy in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s first opera Greek at the München Biennale and Achilles in René Koering’s Scene de Chasse for Opéra de Montpellier. Lesser known French operas he has performed include Messager’s Fortunio (Grange Park Opera) and Gounod’s Mireille.

As a regular artist at the Wexford Festival, he has performed Manz A Village Romeo and Juliet, Scarpia Tosca, Michele Il Tabarro, Metifio L’Arlesiana, Tom Guglielmo Ratcliffe, Tom Guglielmo Ratcliff and Father Palmer Silent Night.

His concert appearances have been diverse; Japanese premier of Elgar’s Light of Life with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony (Aldeburgh), Messiah (Trondheim Cathedral, Norway), Brahms’ Requiem (Usher Hall Edinburgh), Dvõrák Requiem and Stabat Mater (Valencia, Spain), Elgar’s The Kingdom (Exeter Cathedral ) and The Dream of Gerontius (Winchester and Gloucester Cathedrals), Elijah (Wells and Guildford Cathedrals , Aldeburgh, Utrecht and Den Haag), Verdi Requiem (Lincoln Cathedral) and Kodály Missa Brevis and Bruckner Te Deum (Worcester Cathedral) as well as Opera Galas in Zimbabwe, Ghana and Nicaragua.

He has sung with prestigious orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra working with eminent conductors including Sir Anthony Pappano, Sir Bernard Haitink, Sir Mark Elder, Richard Hickox, Sir Richard Armstrong and Sir Simon Rattle.

Recent engagements include Rigoletto (title role) Luxembourg Festival, Macbeth (title role) Blackheath Halls, Shylock Merchant of Venice and Small Convict House of the Dead for Welsh National Opera.

His recordings include Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are (Deutsche Gramophon), Donald Billy Budd (Chandos with Richard Hickox), Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb  (Hyperion with Matthew Best Corydon Singers), Turnage’s Greek (Decca Argo), Wallace’s Maritana (Naxos / Marco Polo) and two recent recordings with Maestro Richard Bonynge – Balfe’s Satanella and Edward Loder’s Raymond and Agnes.

Quentin is also a Vocal Tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music where he has recently sung the title role of Gianni Schicchi.

For Oratorio and Concert Repertoire please scroll down:

Oratorio and concert rep
Composer Work
Beethoven Mass in C minor
Missa Solemnis
Choral 9th Symphony
Berlioz  L’Enfance du Christ
Brahms  Liebeslieder Quartets
Britten  War Requiem
Bruch  Das Feuerkreuz
Bruckner  Te Deum
Burgon The Fall of Lucifer
Dvorák Mass in D
Stabat Mater
Te Deum
Elgar  Coronation Ode
Dream of Gerontius
Light of Life
The Apostles ( Jesus)
The Kingdom
Fauré Motets
Finzi In Terra Pax
Goodall  Eternal Light
Gounod  St. Cecilia Mass
Handel Chandos Anthem No.9
Dettingen Te Deum
Dixit Dominus
Judas Maccabeus
Haydn Creation ( in English)
Maria Zeller Mass
Missa Sancta Nicolai
Nelson Mass
Holst  Savitri
Howells Sir Patrick Spens
Kodaly Te Deum
Mendelssohn Die Erste Walpurgisnacht
St. Paul
Von Himmel hoch
Mozart Coronation Mass
Mass in Cminor
Solemn Vespers
Nielsen Fynsk Foraar
Parry  Job
Puccini Messa di Gloria
Rossini Petite Messe Solonelle
Stabat Mater
Schubert Masses in A Flat, B Flat, G major and E Flat
Stanford Songs of the Fleet
Songs of the Sea
Stravinsky  Mass
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony
Dona nobis pacem
Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Five Mystical Songs
Five Tudor Protraits
Mass in G
Serenade to Music
Verdi Requiem



Artist: Quentin Hayes
Label: Ann Ferrier Artists
Genre: Baritone/Bass
People: "Pieta, rispeto, amore", Macbeth, Verdi

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