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John Savournin's Profile
Name Mr John Savournin
Voice Baritone
Country United Kingdom
Agent 1 Hayes Walker Management Ltd
Summary John Savournin, Baritone, studied acting at LAMDA, before winning a scholarship to study singing at Trinity College of Music. He graduated with a BMus (First Class) and was awarded the Founder's Prize for Excellence and the Paul Simms Opera Prize. He currently studies with Russel Smythe and in 2007 he was awarded the Serena Neville Prize by the Concordia Foundation.

Whist at Trinity, John performed the roles of Doctor Hasselbacher, Our Man in Havana; Captain Macheath, The Beggar's Opera and the Narrator/Mysterious Man, Into the Woods.

Since then roles have included Papageno, Magic Flute, Shaunard, La Bohéme, Dulcamara, L’Elisir D’amore, BYO; The title role, Don Giovanni; Colline, La Bohéme for Raymond Gubbay; Katisha/Pish-Tush, The Mikado, Widow Twankey, Aladdin, Charles Court Opera, Guglielmo, Cosi fan tutte, Opera UK; The Sentinel, Cry of Innocence (Created the role for Gyenyame for Performing Arts). He is a regular personality at the International G&S Festival, where roles include Grosvenor, Patience; Giuseppe, The Gondoliers; The Pirate King, The Pirates of Penzance and Sir Richard, The Yeoman of the Guard.

Oratorio and concert work includes Britten's War Requiem under Jan Latham Koenig; Serenade to Music at the Queen Elizabeth Hall; St. Matthew Passion with the English Chamber Orchestra; James Young's A Collection of English Nonsense (World Premiere), the soloist in Kagel’s ...den 24.XII.1931 with The Warehouse Ensemble under esteemed composer and conductor Edwin Roxburgh, and Messiah for Raymond Gubbay at The Bridgewater Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

John has recorded the role of Yeti - an abominamusical by Grant Olding, which is soon to be launched on Broadway and A Collection of English Fairytales for Italian cartoons and commercials. He has also appeared on In Tune (Radio Three) and recorded two CDs with the highly acclaimed Eaton-Young Piano Duo.

2008 has seen him covering the role of Sciarrone, Tosca for Raymond Gubbay, performed The Pirate King for International G&S Festival, Buxton, Strephon, Iolanthe and Guglielmo for Charles Court Opera, Dulcamara, L’Elisir d’Amore for BYO and Guglielmo for Opera UK Ireland Tour. John has recently performed the roles of Hermann and Schlemil, and covered Crespil, Tales of Hoffmann for Mid Wales Opera.

Future engagements include Don Basilio, The Barber of Seville for Opera UK, Strephon, Iolanthe and Thomas Brown, The Zoo for Charles Court Opera at the International G&S Festival 2009, and Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King.