I recently completed a production of Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg, directed by Johannes Erath, at the Staatstheater in Saarbruecken.
Thanks to Opernwelt for this review: ‘Neal Cooper as Heinrich uses his voice intelligently and articulately, it sparkles brightly and remains unruffled even in the most dramatic passages.
The Saarbruecker Zeitung described my portrayal of Heinrich as agile, powerful, passionate, thrilling, "A fantastic singer with enormous stage presence."
On August 1st I sang the tenor solo in the Opera Holland Park Grenfell Tower Verdi Requiem memorial performance which raised £40,000 for the survivors.
I will sing more Verdi at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden this Autumn.
When I'm not singing, I enjoy painting - commissions welcome: http://dodgyportraits.weebly.com/