Verbier Festival
Matthew Buswell

Matthew Buswell trained at the Royal College of Music (RCM). He completed a Master’s Degree in Performance, with Distinction, as well as a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music Degree. Whilst at the RCM he performed a number of roles with the Royal College of Music International Opera School (RCMIOS) including, L’arbre L’enfant et le sortilege, Superintendent Budd Albert Herring, Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Il sonno Arianna in Creta and Licaone Giove in Argo (RCMIOS/London Handel Festival).

For British Youth Opera, Matthew Buswell’s operatic performances have included Calmon The Little Green Swallow, Death Savitri, and the 8 bass roles in Malcolm Williamson’s The English Eccentrics. Matthew Buswell joined Garsington Opera as an Alvarez Young Artist covering the roles of Haly in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri and Antonio Le nozze di Figaro.

Other recent roles include Count Monterone Rigoletto, Speaker, Second Priest and Second Armed Man The Magic Flute, Sacristan and Sciarrone Tosca, and Luka The Bear (Walton). His repertoire also includes Cadmus and Somnus Semele, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro, Mars/John Styx Orpheus in the Underworld, Leporello Don Giovanni and Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte and Zaretsky Eugene Onegin. His major concert performances in the UK have included Raphael & Adam in Haydn’s Creation (Guildford Cathedral), Mozart Requiem and Solemn Vespers and Brahms Ein deutches Requiem (St Martin-in-the-
Fields), Beethoven Mass in C (St. John’s, Smith Square), Beethoven Symphony No 9 (Portsmouth University), Christus in Bach’s St Matthew Passion (Highgate Choral Society), Fauré Requiem (Temple Church).

In 2018, Matthew Buswell made his débuts at the Opéra de Lyon, as Soldat Der Kreidekreis, at Grange Park Opera as Samuele Un ballo in maschera and at Longborough Festival Opera as Seneca L’incoronazione di Poppea.

In 2019, Matthew with return to the Opéra de Lyon to perform Tempo, Nettuno and Antinoo Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria also making his début at the Lyon Auditorium as the bass soloist Bach’s St Matthew Passion.