Matthew Buswell, Bass Baritone – Helen Sykes Artists' Management

Matthew Buswell


Praised for his “finely pitched and focused tone and the clarity of his diction”.


Matthew Buswell made his début at the Opéra de Lyon as Soldat Der Kreidekreis (Zemlinski).  Engagements include roles for British Youth Opera, Mid Wales Opera and Opera Project.

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Current Highlights

Soldat Der Kreidekreis (Zemlinsky) Opéra de Lyon
Samuele Un Ballo in Maschera Grange Park Opera
Seneca L’incoronazione di Poppea Longborough Festival Opera


Mid Wales Opera:
Speaker, Second Priest, Second Armed Man The Magic Flute
Luka The Bear
Captain Eugene Onegin


“A couple of voices stand out, especially…and Matthew Buswell, who turns the military man’s memoir writing into a raging tour de force.”

“Buswell sang with finely pitched and focused tone and stood out for the clarity of his diction…”




He recently made his début at the Opéra de Lyon as Soldat Der Kreidekreis (Zemlinski). Forthcoming opera roles include Sam Un ballo in maschera for Grange Park Opera, Seneca L’incoronazione di Poppea for Longborough Festival Opera and the bass solos in Bach’s St Matthew Passion for the Orchestre National de Lyon.

Matthew Buswell’s early opera engagements included the 8 bass roles in Malcolm Williamson’s The English Eccentrics (British Youth Opera – BYO), Figaro Le nozze di Figaro (Mid Wales Opera Young Artists’ Programme), Sacristan and Sciarrone Tosca (Opera Project), Count Monterone Rigoletto (Devon Opera), Luka The Bear, Speaker, Second Priest and Second Armed Man The Magic Flute (Mid Wales Opera), Il sonno Arianna in Creta and Licaone Giove in Argo (London Handel Festival), Cadmus and Somnus Semele (London Early Opera), Calmon The Little Green Swallow, Death Savitri (BYO), Wilfred The Yeomen of the Guard (Portsmouth Guildhall) and Mars/John Styx Orpheus in the Underworld (Opera Danube).  He has also performed Leporello Don Giovanni, Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte, Haly L’italiana in Algeri, L’arbre L’enfant et les sortilèges, Superintendent Budd Albert Herring and Sarastro Die Zauberflöte.

His solo concert performances have included Christus in Bach’s  St Matthew Passion (Highgate), Beethoven Mass in C (St. John’s, Smith Square), Beethoven Symphony No 9 (Portsmouth University), Brahms Ein deutches Requiem (St Martin-in-the-Fields), Fauré Requiem (Temple Church), Raphael & Adam in Haydn Creation (Guildford Cathedral), and Mozart Requiem (St Martin-in-the-Fields).

Matthew Buswell received Bachelor’s Degree (First Class Honours) and Master’s Degree with Distinction at the Royal College of Music and was an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera.  While at the RCM he performed several roles with the Royal College of Music International Opera School.

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