Bass-baritone Neal Davies studied at King’s College, London, and the Royal Academy of Music, and won the Lieder Prize at the 1991 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. He has performed in concert with the Oslo Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Cleveland, Philharmonia, London Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras, collaborating with conductors Andrew Davis, Mark Elder, Paul McCreesh, Ivor Bolton, Mariss Jansons, Pierre Boulez, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Frans Brüggen, and Daniel Harding. He is a regular guest at the Edinburgh Festival and BBC Proms. Mr. Davies regularly appears with English National Opera and Welsh National Opera, and has performed with The Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Scottish Opera; Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin; Opera di Roma; and Lyric Opera of Chicago. He appeared in Charpentier’s David et Jonathas from Aix-en-Provence, available on DVD. His discography includes Handel’s Messiah, Theodora, Saul, and Creation (Gramophone Award 2008) led by Paul McCreesh; Janáček’s Jenůfa and Makropulos Case with Charles Mackerras; Barber’s Vanessa with Leonard Slatkin; Messiah under René Jacobs; the Hyperion Complete Schubert Edition with Graham Johnson; and Britten’s Billy Budd with Daniel Harding (Grammy Award, 2010). In the 2017–18 season Neal Davies returns to English National Opera as Garibaldo in Handel’s Rodelinda; Garsington Opera for a new commission by David Sawer, The Skating Rink; and to Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin for Purcell’s King Arthur. He appears in concert with the Hallé Orchestra and Mark Elder, Spanish National Orchestra with David Afkham, and Les Violons du Roy with Jonathan Cohen.