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 Teatro Technis, London and the Ludlow English song festival in May/June 2010. This led to him singing live on BBC Radio 3’s InTune 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 GIOVANNI, 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; Bartolo THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO for Mid Wales Opera, Pinellino GIANNI SCHICCHI for English Touring Opera, Schaunard LA BOHEME for OperaUpClose, Guglielmo COSI FAN TUTTE for Swansea City Opera, title role LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for Opera Brava, Masetto DON GIOVANNI for Headfirst Opera, Commissioner MADAMA BUTTERFLY for West Green House Opera, Wizard / First Ruffian in Stanford’s THE TRAVELLING COMPANION and Dark Fiddler A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET for New Sussex Opera; Cecil MARIA STUARDA and Schaunard LA BOHEME for OperaUpClose, Lawrence in Ethel Smyth’s THE WRECKERS for Arcadian Opera Group, 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 Bridegroom/Husband/Father in Judith Weir’s THE VANISHING BRIDEGROOM 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.
He has recently sung MESSIAH at the Iturbi Hall, Palau de la Música, Valencia, with the Orquesta de Valencia conducted by Stefan Bevier. Concert experience also includes, Puccini’s MESSA DI GLORIA, Verdi’s REQUIEM under Maestro Paolo Uomi and BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST under Martyn Brabbins at the Barbican.
Recent engagements include Schaunard LA BOHEME for OperaUpClose, Lord Ruthven in Heinrich Marschner’s THE VAMPYR for Gothic Opera on tour and Bartolo THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO for Mid Wales Opera