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Michael Bundy (Bass-Baritone)

Born: England

The English bass-baritone, Michael R. Bundy, is a music graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Michael Bundy has performed widely in diverse genres: He has appeared as soloist with groups such as The Sixteen, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and with many distinguished conductors, including Trevor Pinnock and John Eliot Gardiner. and has a continuing relationship with the BBC Singers. He has performed widely in diverse genres..

His operatic repertoire exceeds forty roles and he has sung with English National Opera, Kent Opera, Scottish Opera, the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Mauritius Opera, and the Narodni Divadlo in Prague: He appeared with Theater Basel in Actus Tragicus - and performed with Opera Restor'd and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin in their production of Lampe’s comic opera The Dragon of Wantley.

Michael Bundy's oratorio repertoire is catholic, and he broadcasts frequently for BBC Radio 3, including Bonnal's oratorio Poèmes Fransiscains. Work with Trevor Pinnock has included J.S. Bach's St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) in Europe, Istanbul and Japan, and he has also appeared as soloist with Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ, George Frideric Handel’s Israel in Egypt (both BBC promenade concerts), J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232) Haydn’s Nelson Mass and the Odes and Masques of Purcell. He has broadcast the role of Gobryas in G.F. Handel’s oratorio Belshazzar with Robert King and sang Edward Elgar's Dream of Gerontius in Ely and Rochester cathedrals, and the Smetana Hall (Prague;) a further performance was given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, as was Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, also performed at the Royal Albert Hall. Other recent performances this year have included Verdi's Requiem at Eton College and the Usher Hall, the Passions of J.S. Bach in St. Albans Abbey and the Coptic Cathedral in Stevenage, Rossini Petite Messe... in Winchester Cathedral and Johannes Brahms' Requiem in Kings College, Cambridge.

Having given the premières of works by Hardy, McGuire. McDowall, and also Noam Sharriff's opera Golem 13 (in Prague) demonstrates that Michael Bundy is as at home in contemporary music as he is with ‘lighter’ music, having broadcast the roles of Olin Britt in Music Man, Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music for BBC radio2.

Specialising in French mélodie Michael Bundy has issued a series of recordings with Naxos featuring the Mélodies of Widor, Vierne and Tournemire: A book - Prophets without Honour... discussing these mélodies in great detail, is also available. A further book, Visions of Eternity... dealing with the choral and operatic works of these same composers, is due for publication shortly. Other commercial recordings include Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, Chausson’s Le Roi Arthus, Tovey’s The Bride of Dionysus, Lydia Kakabadse's The Phantom Listeners and Michael Hurd’s The Widow of Ephesus.

"Michael Bundy displayed an intensity that was absolutely compelling..." - The Stage and Television Today
"...strong performance...not a word of the text is lost" - Opera Now

Source: Michael Bundy Website & profile on LinkedIn; Singers Direct Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Richard Egarr


Member of Choir of the Academy of Ancient Music:
V-1 (2013):
BWV 245
V-2 (2014):
BWV 244

Links to other Sites

Michael Bundy (Official Website)
Michael Bundy on LinkedIn

Michael Bundy - Bass-Bartitone (Singers Direct)
Michael Bundy - Bio (Naxos)

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