British-Japanese Bass-Baritone Lancelot Nomura studied Music at Oxford University and graduated with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, where he was a member of Royal Academy Opera. He has been a competitor at Plácido Domingo's Operalia, the World Opera Competition, held in Astana, 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 Young Artist Programme. For the 2015/2016 season he joined Le Studio de l'Opéra de Lyon, where he sang the title role in a new production of Michael Nyman’s The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat.
Roles he performed with Royal Academy Opera include Lord Dunmow A Dinner Engagement, Father Trulove The Rake’s Progress, Simone Gianni Schicchi, Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia and Le Roi Cendrillon.
Elsewhere he has performed the roles of Truffaldino Ariadne auf Naxos (Scottish Opera and Opera Holland Park), Pistola Falstaff (The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic), Larkens La Fanciulla del West, Steuermann Tristan und Isolde and Sciarrone Tosca (Grange Park Opera), Pinellino Gianni Schicchi (Opéra national de Lorraine), Leporello Don Giovanni and Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia (Westminster Opera), as well as performing in Billy Budd with the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus.
Lancelot returns to Scottish Opera later this year to perform the role of Azarias in Benjamin Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace.
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.