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Devon Harrison

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Devon was educated at Trinity College of Music, studying initially with Morag Noble and later Iris Dell’Acqua. Whilst there he was Highly Commended in the Elisabeth Schumann Prize for Lieder. His operatic roles include: title role Sweeney Todd and Tonio Pagliacci (Surrey Opera), Apollo Orfeo (Kent Opera), Frank The Flying Fox (Tête à Tête), Frazier Porgy and Bess (Pegasus Opera), and Don Alfonso Così fan tutte and Osmin Il Seraglio (Pavilion Opera). Devon created the role of Compere in the British premiere of Four Saints in Three Acts by Virgil Thomson, and sung in the premieres of Chaka (title role, CBTO) and Silent Twins by Errolyn Wallen (Almeida Opera). Devon has a varied concert repertoire which includes European art songs and operatic arias but also Caribbean folk songs and jazz. He currently performs with pianist Janine Smith.

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