British-Japanese Bass-Baritone Lancelot Nomura studied Music at Oxford University and graduated with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music. He has been a competitor at Plácido Domingo's Operalia, the World Opera Competition, was awarded the Opera Prize at the National Mozart Singing Competition, was a Georg Solti Accademia Scholar, and was a member of the Opéra Les Azuriales and New Generation Festival Young Artist Programmes. After graduating, Lancelot joined the Young Artist Programme at Opéra de Lyon singing the title role in a new production of Michael Nyman’s The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat.
Noticeable recent highlights have included Truffaldino (Ariadne auf Naxos) in a new co-production with Scottish Opera and Opera Holland Park, Azarius (Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace) with Scottish Opera at the Lammermuir Festival, and Pistola in Falstaff with Sir Bryn Terfel and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conducted by Vasily Petrenko.
Elsewhere he has performed the roles of Larkens (La Fanciulla del West), Steuermann (Tristan und Isolde) and Sciarrone (Tosca) for Grange Park Opera, Pinellino (Gianni Schicchi) at Opéra national de Lorraine, First Soldier (Salome) (cover) at English National Opera, as well as performing in Billy Budd with the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus.
Lancelot is also in demand as an oratorio and concert soloist of which recent and future highlights include performances of the Verdi Requiem, the Mozart Requiem, Bach’s St John Passion, Haydn’s Creation and Handel’s Messiah.