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Norbert 2017

As a tenor soloist Norbert has appeared at the Barbican Hall, the South Bank Centre, St. John’s Smith Square and the Royal Albert Hall in London, also at Usher Hall in Edinburgh, the Halle International Handel Festival, the Utrecht Festival of Early Music, with the Salzburg Bach Choir and in the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, with conductors including Sir Roger Norrington, Howard Arman, Simon Halsey, Phillip Pickett and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.


Selected operatic roles are: Don Ottavio (Mozart, Don Giovanni), Almaviva (Rossini, Il Barbiere di Sevilla), Podesta (Mozart, La Finta Giadiniera), Don Giovanni (Gazzaniga, title role), Damon (Handel, Acis and Galathea), Magnus (Maxwell-Davies, The Martyrdom of St. Magnus) and Abaris (Rameau, Les Boreades). For 13 years he was a member of the Extra Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. With London Voices he has recorded many film soundtracks for blockbuster productions including Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. CD recordings include Bach cantatas for Soli Deo Gloria, Engel Lund’s Book of Folk Songs for Nimbus Records, Schubert Lieder with Eugene Asti for SFZ Musi, Spiritual Songs by C.P.E. Bach with Terence Charlston for Toccata Classics and Lieder by Robert Kahn with Christopher Gould for Rubicon.

Since 2001 Norbert Meyn has been a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he teaches German repertoire and diction and mentors young singers in professional studies. Since 2005 Norbert has also been a professor at the Royal College of Music, where he teaches German Lieder classes. Additionally, Norbert holds a position as vocal coach for the London Symphony Chorus. As a leading specialist in German diction and repertoire, Norbert is in demand as a language coach all over Britain and beyond.


Since 2012, Norbert has been leading a number of research projects at the Royal College of Music exploring the legacy of migrant musicians from Nazi-ruled Europe in Britain. As artistic director of Ensemble Emigre, he curates and presents concerts based on this research. 


Norbert Meyn was born in the German city of Weimar. After studying music and singing in Dresden, Riga and Weimar, he moved to the UK in 1997 to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He lives in London with his wife and two children.




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