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Malachy Frame


Belfast-born baritone Malachy Frame was a Garsington Opera Alvarez Young Artist for 2018. He was Northern Ireland Opera's 'Voice of 2016,' having won the competition at the company's annual 'Festival of Voice’ in August.

Since then, operatic roles have included Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Slook in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio for Northern Ireland Opera, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte for Northern Ireland Opera, Count Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto for Wexford Festival Opera, Labarta in the UK premiere of Juan Durán’s O Arame for XOGA, Monterone (cover) in Verdi’s Rigoletto for Northern Ireland Opera, and Contadino 1/Ufficiale in Alfano’s Risurrezione for Wexford Festival Opera. He was a finalist in the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2018, and a finalist in the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards 2016 at the Wigmore Hall.

As a concert soloist, recent performances have included Orff’s Carmina burana, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat, St John Passion, and St Matthew Passion, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Alexander’s Feast, Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass, Orgelsolo-Messe, and Spatzenmesse, Haydn’s St Cecilia Mass, Nelson Mass, Missa Sancti Nicolai, Heiligmesse, and Harmoniemesse, Vaughan-Williams’ Fantastia on Christmas Carols, and Five Mystical Songs, Duruflé and Fauré’s Requiem masses, Paul Carr’s Requiem, Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light Requiem, Dr Marianus in Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust, and Nielsen’s Third Symphony. Malachy has performed throughout the country with ensembles such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Allegri String Quartet, and the Dunedin Consort.

Malachy recently featured on the world premiere recording of Stuart MacRae’s Cantata for Delphian Records. He performed in the world premiere at Hillsborough Castle of Neil Martin's Songs After Rain, commissioned by HRH the Prince of Wales, gave the world premiere in London of Gareth Wood’s Rivers of Light, a song cycle for baritone and four harps, and the UK premiere of Mischa Tangian’s I carry your heart with me.

Malachy completed a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Mark Wildman and Iain Ledingham and graduating with distinction and a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital. Prior to this he graduated from the University of Cambridge, where he read Music and was a choral scholar at Gonville and Caius college.

Last updated: Jul 2019