NEIL BALFOUR

Opera Singer

Indian-Scottish Neil Balfour, is the first opera singer to be booked by the Glastonbury Festival as an artist “I cannot believe how powerful his voice is. I have never seen opera like he does it” - Haggis McLeod, Head-Programmer.

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About

He is the first performer to beatbox in an opera at Longborough Festival Opera and has premiered the roles of Nikolaus’ Father in Mysterious 44 (the first electronic opera) and La-La (role sponsored by the opera awards) in A Shoe Full of Stars (YAM Awards Best Opera 2018). “Neil is without a doubt one of the top singers I’ve ever worked with.” – Ruth Mariner, Director.

He is director of www.artsongstory.com (compelling videos of classical art-song and their stories), founder of the Koko Koncerts (emerging classical stars in a coffee shop) and is in partnership with Penhaligon’s, the famous British perfume house. His voice-over work for YouTube channels have reached well over 100 million views.

  • "The Italian term Chiaroscuro (literally light and shade) is often used when describing the low and high frequencies produced, at the same time, by an opera singer. The RNT captures all this wonderful breadth of frequency."

    — Neil Balfour (Opera Singer)
  • "It sounds like me singing in the room your listening with loads of clarity and presence. I just love it and will always insist on using it when I record."

    — Neil Balfour (Opera Singer)