Edward D'arcy-Hatton



Edward D'arcy-Hatton - Bass-Baritone

Edward D’arcy-Hatton was born in Liverpool, and studied singing with Jean Gordon-Brown at Sandown College of Performing Arts. Whilst at the SCPA Edward was asked to sing the role of Hercules in a modern-day first known performance of John Stanley’s ‘The Choice of Hercules’, to great acclaim. It was after this performance on stage that Edward decided to follow a career in opera.

He then went on to win a place at the Royal College of Music Post-Graduate course, studying singing with Edward Brooks, and Repertoire with Robert Sutherland. Edward also gained the ‘Exhibitioner’ scholarship, and, winning a place in the Royal College of Music Opera School, under the direction of James Lockhart. He also gained many roles in the opera school, winning the ‘Opera scholarship’ award, and the ‘Major Van Somervan Godfrey Prize’ for English Song. Roles included: Papageno, Eugene Onegin (in Russian), and World Premiers of operas by Odaline di la Martinez, and Paul Max-Edlin. Edward also studied in Master classes with Sir Thomas Allen, Senja Jurinac, and in the Covent Garden Crush bar in scenes in Don Giovanni as Leporello. Edwards professional career has taken him to ENO in Gianni Schicci, LSO with Michael Tilson-Thomas as the Viking in a live Radio 3 performance at the barbican, and with Wexford Festival opera, English Bach Festival, London International Opera Festival, Covent Garden Festival, and many more, with roles in operas ranging from Donizetti to G&S.

Edward has also worked on the concert platform, both here and abroad, including recent performances of Messiah at Liverpool Cathedral, Stainer’s Crucifixion. Olivet to Calvary , and Faure Requiem. Edward has also worked as a Lay Clerk for Liverpool Cathedral. Over the years he has taken to working within the acting profession, appearing in Coronation St, Brookside, Hollyoaks, Bread, and many other TV dramas, playing roles as a squaddie, to the Microwave delivery man to the ‘Caff’ in Eastenders! Recent films include the role of Trebor in a short film called ‘Spider’, shown at the Edinburgh Festival, and Slave Trader Jonathan Earle, in a CD-ROM for Liverpool Maritime Museum.


Forthcoming Concerts:-


April 21st 2007. CAPRIOL SINGERS, Crosby,Merseyside.

Adrian Self: 'Beatus Vir', for solo Bass and choir.

Vaughan Williams:Cantata 'A Pilgrim's Journey'. Soloist's & Choir.


April 28th 2007. Welsh Choral Society, Liverpool.

'Messiah' from scratch. Mossley Hill Parish Church, Liverpool. 7.30pm start.


June 16th 2007. Birmingham Choral Union.

Faure: Requiem. Bernstein: Chichester Psalms.

Bromwich Town Hall. 7.30pm