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James Nelson

James BioJames Nelson, from Sligo, is a BA.,B.Mus graduate from University College Dublin, and a student of Edith Forrest (Dublin), David Harper (London) and Britta Sundberg (Stockholm).


From an oratorio repertoire of more than 60 works, highlights include Golgotha (Martin) in Bern and Zürich, and the Narrator in L'™Enfance du Christ (Berlioz) alongside Katia Ricciarelli in Rome and Florence. James has performed more than 50 operatic roles, including Pinkerton (Butterfly) in Kent, Lensky (Onegin), Alfredo (Traviata) in Italy, Tichon (Katya Kabanova) in Portugal, Snout/Wall (Midsummer Night'™s Dream) in Singapore, Basilio (Figaro) under the baton of Raymond Leppard for Scottish Opera, and roles for Opera Ireland, Opera Theatre Co., New Israeli Opera and the Wexford and Buxton Festivals.

James also writes a column for the " Sligo Weekender ".