Bass-baritone Dingle Yandell

British bass-baritone Dingle Yandell studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. He was one of the inaugural ‘Rising Stars’ of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and was a founder member of the award-winning British vocal ensemble Voces8, with whom he toured internationally for ten years.

In the 2023/24 season he sings Zuniga Carmen and Sprecher Die Zauberflöte both for Glyndebourne Opera. He also sings Richard Strauss’ wistful one-act opera Daphne on the concert platform with The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Bach’s Matthäus-Passion with Collegium Vocale Gent on a tour that includes significant concert halls.

Recent operatic engagements include André Thorel Thérèse (Scottish Opera), Theseus A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Glyndebourne Opera), Don Pizarro Fidelio (Glyndebourne tour); Colline La bohème (Nevill Holt Opera); Snug A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scottish Opera); Commendatore Don Giovanni (Nevill Holt Opera, Oxford Sinfonia); his role debut as Fafner Das Rheingold (Grimeborn); Angelotti Tosca, Sarastro and Speaker of the Temple Die Zauberflöte, Count Ceprano and cover Sparafucile Rigoletto, and Immigration Officer Flight (Scottish Opera); The Doctor Pelléas et Mélisande, cover Don Geronio Il turco in Italia, and cover La Roche Capriccio (Garsington Opera); Plutone in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (L’Arpeggiata); Seneca L’incoronazione di Poppea (Bach Collegium Japan); and The Cold Genius and Aeolus King Arthur (Gabrieli Consort).

Equally in demand on the concert platform, his recent performances include Mozart Mass in C Minor with Royal Northern Sinfonia, Elgar The Apostles with The Hallé Orhestra, Bach Christmas Oratorio with Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra and Handel’s Messiah with Huddersfield Choral Society, Handel’s Messiah with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall; St Matthew Passion at the Valetta International Baroque Festival, Israel in Egypt with William Christie at the BBC Proms, The Creation cond. Adam Fischer, Harmoniemesse cond. Andras Schiff and the world premiere of Sally Beamish’s The Judas Passion (all with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment); Bach’s St John Passion (Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow); Purcell’s Begin The Song (Arcangelo at Wigmore Hall). He sings regularly with the Early Opera Company, La Nuova Musica, Holland Baroque and Les Inventions, and is a soloist for the Bach, The Universe and Everything concert series at Kings Place, London. He also appears as a soloist on L’Arpeggiata’s recording Himmelsmusik.

His concert repertoire includes Handel’s Dixit Dominus with the Monteverdi Choir at the BBC Proms and the Berliner Philharmonie, Bach’s St John Passion with the Academy of Ancient Music at the Barbican, Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Mozart’s Requiem at the Wimbledon International Music Festival, B Minor Mass (Cadogan Hall); Christmas Oratorio and Messiah (Hitomi Hall, Tokyo and with the Orchestra of Opera North); Bach Wachet Auf and Erfreut Euch (Dijon Opera House); Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music (Royal Festival Hall, cond. John Wilson) and Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Isumi Hall, Osaka); Purcell O Sing Unto the Lord (Gabrieli Consort) and Phoebus Dido and Aeneas (L’Arpeggiata at Oudemuziek Festival, Utrecht); Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Theodora, Dvorak Stabat Mater, Rossini Stabat Mater and Verdi Requiem.