Operatic Tenor and Singing Teacher
Glenn Tweedie is an operatic tenor from Whiteabbey, Co Antrim. He studied singing at the Royal Northern College of Music and then at the Royal College of Music as a post graduate and spent a considerable number of years living in London. Glenn’s further study and singing continued in Italy at the Teatro del Maggio in Florence, and with The European Festival Chorus in Salzburg which included several Italian tours. He has worked with the National Reis Opera in the Netherlands and has been on major tours singing Opera and Operetta all over the UK and in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Malaysia.
Glenn sings an extensive tenor repertoire in concert, oratorio and opera. He has worked for a number of seasons with BYO, Grange Park Opera, European Chamber Opera, Buxton Festival Opera, Opera UK and many more. His roles include a variety of repertoire, Torquemada (L'heure Espagnol), Ravel; Lacouf and Le journaliste (Les Mamelles de Tiresias), Poulenc; Dr Caius (Falstaff), Verdi; Edouard (Un giorno di regno), Verdi; Piquillo (La Perichole), Offenbach; Don Luigi (Maria Padilla), Donizetti; Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Mozart; Pifear (Si J'etais Roi); Camille (The Merry Widow), Lehar; Monostatos and Tamino (The Magic Flute), Mozart; Hypochondriac (The Gambler), Prokoviev; Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte), Mozart; and Triquet and Lensky (Eugine Onegin), Tchaikovsky.
Glenn regularly performs a portfolio of Gala concerts with a range of repertoire from Opera, Operetta, Music theatre and sacred music. In recent years he has performed a number of themed concerts including music from the First World War, Gilbert and Sullivan and an Opera Pops New Year’s Eve Gala at St Martin in the Field, London.
More recently performances include Haydn’s Nelson Mass in Down Cathedral, a Stanford Requiem at Portico, Stainer's Crucifixion at St Patrick's Coleraine as well as a number of concerts and recitals throughout Northern Ireland. Last year Glenn performed Strauss and Lehar in a Gala theatre production in the The Market Square theatre Armagh and in The Moat theatre Naas.
This year he will perform Stainer's crucifixion in St John's Malone and the Gounod Requiem in Portico. He will also direct and sing again, in the very successful Dramatised Messiah with The Merry Opera Company in London and on its UK tour. In the summer he will perform a series of concerts for the National Trust in Northern Ireland as well as concerts at the BT studios Belfast and in Whiteabbey.
Glenn also directs and produces concerts and productions for opera companies and singing groups and has considerable experience in educational workshops and music projects, coaching and teaching. He currently teaches singing at Methodist College, Belfast and takes private students at his home in Whiteabbey.
Glenn performs Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes from The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan