A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium, tenor Gregory Massingham is one of Australia’s most experienced singers. Following postgraduate study at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama and with the distinguished tenor Sir Peter Pears, Mr Massingham returned to Australia to take up a position at the Conservatorium, where from 1995 until 2014 he was Head of Opera.
In addition to his academic commitments, Mr Massingham has maintained a performance schedule that embraces a wide range of styles. In particular, his performances as the Evangelist in the Bach Passions and his interpretation of the works of Benjamin Britten have been highly acclaimed. He has appeared regularly as tenor soloist with all the major orchestras and Choral Societies in the country and has performed under such distinguished conductors as Sir David Willcocks, Sir Charles Mackerras, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Gunther Schuller, Bruno Weil and Jane Glover.
Recent concert performances have included Bach’s Matthäus Passion in Hobart and Auckland and Johannes Passion in Wellington and Brisbane and the first Australian performance of Brett Dean’s Winter Songs with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet at the Sydney Festival. For Opera Queensland, he has performed roles in a number of productions including Love Burns, Turandot, Eugene Onegin, The Turn of the Screw and most recently in the 2016 season as Goro in Madama Butterfly.