Neal Cooper’s current and future engagements include MELOT Tristan und Isolde Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Metropolitan Opera and BBC Proms, GRALSRITTER Parsifal Opéra National Paris, Bastille as well as cover SIEGMUND Die Walküre, ERIK Der fliegende Holländer Metropolitan Opera and Peter Grimes (title role cover) Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Important recent engagements include EISSLINGER Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Teatro alla Scala, TRISTAN (title role) Melbourne Opera, MELOT MÜPA Budapest, GRALSRITTER/KNAPPE Parsifal Baden-Baden and Berlin Philharmonie (Sir Simon Rattle), and Mahler VIII Tonhalle Düsseldorf (Adam Fischer). Further engagements include upcoming debuts at both The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Teatro Real, Madrid.

Neal made his Royal Opera Covent Garden debut in 2013 as THIBAULT Les Vêpres siciliennes, returned in 2014 for MELOT Tristan und Isolde and cover TANNHÄUSER in 2016. Other engagements have included TRISTAN Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, TANNHÄUSER Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, TRISTAN and TANNHÄUSER Longborough Festival Opera, CALAF Turandot Opera Northern Ireland, GABRIELE ADORNO Simon Boccanegra English National Opera, RADAMES Aida Riverside Opera, MARK The Wreckers Bard Summerscape Music Festival in NYC with the American Symphony Orchestra, and CICCILLO I gioielli della Madonna and NICK La Fanciulla del West Opera Holland Park. Covers for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden have included title roles in Parsifal, Tannhäuser and Tristan und Isolde. He also performed with Antonio Pappano in a Covent Garden Insights programme. Concert appearances include the title role in extracts from Siegfried in the Wagner 200 Celebrations at the Royal Festival Hall, and the title role in the Good Friday scene of Parsifal, with John Tomlinson as Gurnemanz.

Neal Cooper was born in South London and studied German literature at Durham University and singing at the Paris Conservatoire. After several years working in France he returned to Britain to train as a dramatic tenor, studying at the National Opera Studio. He is the nephew of the boxing heavyweight champion Sir Henry Cooper.

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