Born in Hertfordshire, Ian Beadle is a graduate from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he obtained a BMus (Hons) degree in July 2010. He then continued onto the Guildhall Artist Masters, as a scholar, under the tutelage of Professor John Evans. During 2012/13, he completed a year on the English National Opera’s Opera Works programme. One of the highlights of this year was having the chance to perform as part of The Big Barber Bash in the London Coliseum.
During his time at GSMD he was part of a dramatised song project directed by Iain Burnside, LADS IN THEIR HUNDREDS, which was performed in the Theatro Technis, London and the Ludlow English song festival in May/June 2010. This led to him singing live on BBC Radio 3’s n Tune programme. Ian also got to perform with Graham Johnson in an evening Lecture Recital of WINTERREISE as part of his Series ‘Cycles in Tandem’ at the Guildhall School.
Operatic experience includes Des Grieux LE PORTRAIT DE MANON, Belcore ELISIR D’AMORE and William Dale SILENT NIGHT for Wexford Festival Opera, Masetto DON GIOVANN, Marco GIANNI SCHICCHI, Quinault ADRIANA LECOUVREUR, Jake Wallace LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST for Opera Holland Park as well as Imperial Commissioner MADAMA BUTTERFLY and Guccio GIANNI SCHICCHI on the Christine Collin’s Young Artist Programme at Opera Holland Park; Dark Fiddler A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET for New Sussex Opera; Valentin FAUST for Winterbourne Opera, Crébillon LA RONDINE for Go Opera, Leporello DON GIOVANNI for Sinfonia D’amici, Morales CARMEN for Co-Opera Co, including a tour of the UK; Pish-Tush THE MIKADO for Charles Court Opera and cover Aminta EURIDICE for British Youth Opera. He performed the roles of Budd BILLY BUDD, Publio LA CLAMENZA DI TITO and Monsieur de Brétigny in Massenet’s MANON in the GSMD opera associate scenes in July 2011.
Last year, he sang Bass soloist in Messiah at the Iturbi Hall, Palau de la Música, Valencia, with the Orquesta de Valencia conducted by Stefan Bevier. Concert experience also includes, Baritone/Bass soloist in Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Verdi’s Requiem as part of the GSMD chorus under Maestro Paolo Uomi and Belshazzar’s Feast under Martyn Brabbins, both at the Barbican Centre
Performances in the 2017/18 season include title role LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for Opera Brava, Masetto DON GIOVANNI for Headfirst Opera, Bridegroom/Husband/Father in Judith Weir’s THE VANISHING BRIDEGROOM for British Youth Opera and Pinellino GIANNI SCHICCHI and Shackleton SHACKLETON’S CAT for English Touring Opera