Born in Manchester, Clive Bayley sings regularly with major opera companies in a diverse repertoire spanning Monteverdi, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Alban Berg, Benjamin Britten, Birtwistle, Richard Wagner and Ligeti.
His recent operatic engagements include the Doctor in Wozzeck at the Bayerische Staatsoper; Swallow in Peter Grimes at Teatro Real Madrid and Oper Frankfurt; the title role in Ivan the Terrible and Capulet in Romeo and Juliet at Grange Park Opera; Judge and Commissaire in Philip Glass’s Orphée at English National Opera; Claggart in Billy Budd at Gothenburg Opera and in the Richard Jones production at Oper Frankfurt; Fafner in Siegfried with the Hallé Orchestra; Daland in Der Fliegende Holländer at the Royal Danish Theatre; Publio in La Clemenza di Tito for Glyndebourne Festival; and Leporello in Don Giovanni at English National Opera.
Billy Budd (2017)
Billy Budd by B. Britten, from Teatro Real - Madrid, 2017. Directed by Deborah Warner, conductor Ivor Bolton, starring Duncan Rock, David Soar, Thomas Oliemans, Toby Spence, Brindley Sherratt, Jacques Imbrailo, Torben Jürgens and Christopher Gillet. Performed in English and subtitled in English, ...