German tenor Norbert Meyn is equally at home singing baroque, classical and contemporary music.
As a concert soloist he 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). He also sang the role of Bernardo in a feature film of the Goethe-Singspiel Erwin und Elmire (Anna Amalia) by Michael Dominski (ZDF Theaterkanal 2010).
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 Music and Spiritual Songs by C.P.E. Bach for Toccata Classics.
He has also performed, toured and recorded extensively with ensembles like the New London Consort, European Voices, Le Concert d’Astree, the Choir of the Enlightenment, London Voices and Trinity Baroque.
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. Since 2001 Norbert Meyn has been a professor there, and since 2005 also at the Royal College of Music, where he teaches German Lieder classes. He lives in London with his wife and two children.