Neal Davies studied at King’s College, London, and the RAM, and won the Lieder Prize at the 1991 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Operatic appearances have included Major General Stanley (The Pirates of Penzance) and Ko-Ko (The Mikado) for the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Giulio Cesare, Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) and Alaska Wolf Joe (The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), for the Royal Opera House; L’Allegro, Zebul (Jephtha), Publio (La clemenza di Tito), Ariodates (Xerxes) and Kolenaty (The Makropoulos Case) for the English National Opera; Leporello (Don Giovanni) for the Scottish Opera and Montreal Opera; Leporello, Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Zebul and Sharpless (Madame Butterfly) for Welsh National Opera. His wide discography includes Messiah, Theodora, Saul and Creation (Gramophone Award 2008) under McCreesh, Jenůfa and Makropulos Case under Mackerras, Barber’s Vanessa under Slatkin, Messiah under Rene Jacobs, the Hyperion Complete Schubert Edition with Graham Johnson and Britten’s Billy Budd with Daniel Harding (Grammy Award, 2010).