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
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.
April 21st 2007.
CAPRIOL SINGERS, Crosby,Merseyside.
Adrian Self: 'Beatus Vir',
for solo Bass and choir.
'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
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms.
Bromwich Town Hall.