Quentin Hayes

Quentin Hayes studied at Dartington Arts College, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the National Opera Studio on a Countess of Munster Scholars; he launched his international career by winning the VARA Dutch Radio Prize at the Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna. He was a Principal Artist with the Royal Opera House from 1999 to 2004 and has since sung a multitude of roles, including in the 2017 Wexford Opera Festival. Other recent roles include Tom Guglielmo Ratcliff (Winslow Hall Opera); Macbeth Macbeth (Blackheath Halls Opera); Manz A Village Romeo and Juliet (Wexford Festival Opera).

Concert work includes Britten’s War Requiem and Elijah (Amsterdam Concertgebouw), Verdi’s Requiem (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra), Turnage’s Torn Fields (BCMG/Madrid), Opera Galas with the Hallé Orchestra (Bridgewater Hall and Tatton Park), Elgar’s The Kingdom (Exeter Cathedral) and Light of Life (Tokyo Symphony Orchestra).