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Assistant Artist Manager


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

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About Clive

Born in Manchester, Clive Bayley sings regularly with major opera companies in a diverse repertoire spanning Monteverdi, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Alban Berg, Benjamin Britten, Birtwistle, Richard Wagner and Ligeti.

Recent and forthcoming engagements include Swallow Peter Grimes at English National Opera, Doctor Carlos Conde in a new production of The Exterminating Angel at Opéra de Paris, Savjol Prokofjevič Dikój Kát'a Kabanová at Grange Park Opera, Somnus/Cadmus Semele at Glyndebourne, Prison Governor From the House of the Dead at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Swallow Peter Grimes and Spectre du roi défunt in Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet at Opéra de Paris, and Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia at The Norwegian Opera & Ballet.

Other operatic engagements include Tiresias Oedipe at Opéra de Paris; the title role in Battistelli’s Julius Caesar at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma; the Doctor Wozzeck at the Bayerische Staatsoper; Swallow Peter Grimes at Teatro Real Madrid and Oper Frankfurt; the title role in Ivan the Terrible, Capulet Romeo and Juliet and the Sacristan The Excursions of Mr Broučekat Grange Park Opera; Savjol Prokofjevič Dikój Kát'a Kabanová at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Judge and Commissaire in Philip Glass’s Orphée, and Priest/Badger The Cunning Little Vixen at English National Opera; Claggart Billy Budd at Gothenburg Opera and in the Richard Jones production at Oper Frankfurt; Fafner Siegfried with the Hallé Orchestra; Daland Der Fliegende Holländer at the Royal Danish Theatre; Publio La clemenza di Tito for Glyndebourne Festival; and First Nazarene Salome at the Edinburgh International Festival with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Edward Gardner.

Clive is based in Leicester

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Season Highlights

Sep 2023 - Oct 2023
English National Opera, London
Britten Peter Grimes (Swallow) Martyn Brabbins (conductor) David Alden (director)
Feb 2024 - Mar 2024
Opéra national de Paris
Adès The Exterminating Angel (Doctor Carlos Conde) Thomas Adès (conductor) Calixto Bieito (director)
Jun 2024 - Jul 2024
Grange Park Opera, Surrey
Janáček Katya Kabanova (Savjol Prokofjevič Dikój) Stephen Barlow (conductor) David Alden (director)


Selected Repertoire

AlfanoCyrano de Bergerac (Carbon)
BartókBluebeard’s Castle (Bluebeard)
BattistelliJulius Caesar (Title Role)
BeethovenFidelio (Rocco)
BergWozzeck (Doctor)
BrittenBilly Budd (Claggart)   •   Gloriana (Sir Walter Raleigh)   •   Peter Grimes (Swallow)   •   A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theseus)
CavalliLa Calisto (Sylvano)
DebussyPelléas et Mélisande (Arkel)
EnescuOEdipe (Tiresias)
GlassOrphée (Judge and Commissaire)
GluckIphigénie en Tauride (Thoas)
GounodRoméo et Juliette (Capulet)
HandelGiulio Cesare (Achilla)   •   Semele (Somnus/Cadmus)
JanáčekFrom the House of the Dead (Prison Governor)   •   The Cunning Little Vixen (Priest/Badger)   •   The Excursions of Mr Brouček (the Sacristan)   •   Kát’a Kabanová (Savjol Prokofjevič Dikój)
LigetiLe Grand Macabre (Astradamors)
MassenetDon Quichotte (Title Role)
MozartDie Entführung aus dem Serail (Osmin)   •   Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro)   •   Don Giovanni (Leporello & Il Commendatore)   •   La clemenza di Tito (Publio)   •   Le nozze di Figaro (Bartolo)
PucciniManon Lescaut (Geronte)
Rimsky-KorsakovIvan the Terrible (Title Role)
RossiniIl barbiere di Siviglia (Basilio)
SmetanaThe Bartered Bride (Kecal)
StraussSalome (First Nazarene)
TchaikovskyEugene Onegin (Prince Gremin)
ThomasHamlet (Spectre du roi défunt)
VerdiAida (The King of Egypt & Ramfis)   •   Attila (title role)   •   Don Carlo (Il Grande Inquisitor & Philippe II)   •   Il trovatore (Ferrando)   •   Luisa Miller (Wurm)   •   Macbeth (Banquo)
WagnerDas Rheingold (Fasolt)   •   Die Fliegende Holländer (Daland)   •   Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Hans Foltz)   •   Die Walküre (Hunding)   •   Parsifal (Titurel)   •   Siegfried (Fafner)   •   Tannhäuser (Biterolf)   •   Tristan und Isolde (König Marke)