Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor) was born in Philadelphia and graduated in both English and Music from Yale University and King’s College, Cambridge. He made his operatic début as Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) to great acclaim whilst completing his vocal studies at the Royal College of Music, as well as appearing as Apollo (Apollo et Hyacinthus) in The Mozartists’ (then Classical Opera) début production in 1998. He has since gone on to work regularly with the company, performing in Greece and Austria, and featuring in recordings of Apollo et Hyacinthus and Mitridate, re di Ponto. A diverse and thriving international opera career has taken Zazzo to most of the world’s leading opera houses and festivals, appearing in the title role in Giulio Cesare at La Monnaie, English National Opera, Semperoper Dresden and Opéra national de Paris, and Tolomeo (Giulio Cesare) at the Metropolitan Opera. He has sung the title roles in Radamisto for English National Opera, Orlando for Welsh National Opera, and Solomon for the Royal Opera House. Lawrence is also a keen advocate of 20th century and contemporary music, creating the title role of Trinculo in Thomas Ades’s The Tempest at the Royal Opera.