Willetts, Owen - countertenor

Date created: 31.03.2017.
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Current and future engagements of Owen Willetts include Orlando (title role) Theater Heilbronn, OTTONE L’Incoronazione di Poppea Pinchgut Opera, NARCISO Agrippina Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Händel Festspiele Göttingen and Brisbane Baroque, TOLOMEO Giulio Cesare Theater Bonn, TULLIO Arminio Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and Theater an der Wien, a tour of Mozart and Bach Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski), EUSTAZIO Rinaldo, Giustino (title role) Lautten Compagney Berlin, Handel’s Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno Opernhaus Halle, Handel’s Messiah Ulster Orchestra and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Owen was a choral scholar at Lichfield Cathedral and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, with Noelle Barker, Iain Leadingham and David Lowe. Recently Owen sang HELICON Caligula Staatsoper Hannover, ANDRONICO Tamerlano Buxton Festival, FARINELLI Farinelli and the King Duke of York Theatre, FAMIGLIARI The Coronation of Poppea Opera North, SUMMER The Fairy Queen and SOLOIST Bach’s St. John Passion Nationale Reisopera, Handel’s Giulio Cesare (title) Finnish National Opera, and ORFEO Orfeo ed Euridice and ARSACE in Handel’s Partenope Boston Baroque (Martin Pearlman). Other engagements were the Jerwood Project: Awakening Shadow a dramatization of Britten Canticles in Glyndebourne, Handel’s Messiah Portland Baroque Orchestra, OTTONE L’Incoronazione di Poppea Royal Academy Opera, Reykjavik Summer Opera, and Iford Arts Festival, ANFINOMUS/HUMANO FRAGILITATA Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria Birmingham Opera Company (Graham Vick), Handel’s Orlando (title) Halle Opera House and Halle Handel Festival, the alto arias in Bach’s Johannes Passion in a staged production Dutch National Reisopera, and The Fairy Queen (Emmanuelle Haim).

In concerts, Owen has performed with Les Musicians de Louvre, Telemann Chamber Orchestra, Vancouver Early Music Festival, and Lautten Compagney. He has worked with many of the leading names in historical performance, including Laurence Cummings, Christian Curnyn, Emmanuelle Haim, Marc Minkowsi, Martin Pearlman, Howard Arman and Raphael Pichon.




G. F. Händel: ORLANDO