Neal Cooper’s current and future engagements include TRISTAN Tristan und Isolde Opera Vlaanderen, MELOT Tristan und Isolde Teatro Real Madrid, MELOT and ERSTER GRALSRITTER Parsifal Opéra National de Paris, AEGISTH Elektra Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Tannhäuser (title role) Saffron Opera Group and Siegfried (title role) Grimeborn Opera Festival.

Previous engagements include MELOT Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Opéra National Paris, Teatro Real Madrid, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, MÜPA Budapest, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Metropolitan Opera and BBC Proms, cover SIEGMUND Die Walküre, ERIK Der fliegende Holländer Metropolitan Opera and Peter Grimes (title role cover) Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Further recent engagements include EISSLINGER Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Teatro alla Scala, TRISTAN Melbourne Opera, GRALSRITTER/KNAPPE Parsifal Baden-Baden and Berlin Philharmonie (Sir Simon Rattle), and Mahler VIII Tonhalle Düsseldorf (Adam Fischer).

Neal made his Royal Opera House Covent Garden as THIBAULT Les Vêpres siciliennes, and returned for MELOT. Other engagements have included TRISTAN Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern and Longborough Festival Opera, TANNHÄUSER Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, 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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