British-Japanese Bass-Baritone Lancelot Nomura studied at Christ Church, Oxford University and the Royal Academy of Music, following which he continued his training on the Young Artist Programme at Opéra de Lyon.
In the UK he has performed with Scottish Opera where roles include Truffaldino (Ariadne auf Naxos) in a new co-production with Opera Holland Park, Sciarrone (Tosca) and Azarius (Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace), and at English National Opera he recently covered the role of First Soldier in a new production of Salome.
Other recent highlights include Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) at Opernfestspiele Heidenheim, conducted by Marcus Bosch, and Pistola (Falstaff) with Sir Bryn Terfel and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conducted by Vasily Petrenko. He returned to Germany over the summer to perform the roles of Narumov (Queen of Spades) and Jago (Ernani) at Opernfestspeile Heidenheim, producing his first operatic recording, under the baton of Marcus Bosch.
Elsewhere he has performed the title role in a new production of Michael Nyman’s The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat for Opéra de Lyon, and 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, as well as performing in Britten’s Billy Budd at Glyndebourne.
Next year Lancelot returns to Germany to sing the role of Alidoro (La Cenerentola), conducted by Marcus Bosch, and will cover the role of Vodnik (Rusalka) as an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera, as well as making his debut at Wexford Festival Opera.
As a student Lancelot was a competitor at Plácido Domingo's Operalia, the World Opera Competition, and was awarded the Opera Prize at the National Mozart Singing Competition. He was a Georg Solti Accademia Scholar, and was a member of the Opéra Les Azuriales and New Generation Festival Young Artist Programmes.