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Joseph Cornwell studied at York University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Singing under conductors such as William Christie, Harry Christophers, Eric Ericson, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Robert King, Hervé Niquet and Andrew Parrott, his career has taken him throughout Europe and also to the USA and the Far East. Operatic rôles have included Snout in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, Mitridate in II Pompeo Magno at the Varazdin Festival, Croatia, Polimone in II Tito in Strasbourg, Achille in Iphigénie en Aulide for Opera Factory, Pilade in Oreste for the English Bach Festival, Monteverdi’s Orfeo for the Boston Early Music Festival and Oslo Summer Opera, Eumete in II ritorno d’Ulisse at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Agenore in II re pastore for Radio Television Luxembourg, Thespis/Mercure in Platée for TCC Productions, Lisbon, and Tamese in Arsilda Regina di Ponto at the Barga Festival. Recordings include Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Boyce’s Peleus and Thetis, Campra’s Requiem, Handel’s Acis and Galatea (Gramophone Baroque Vocal CD of 2000), Carmelite Vespers and Messiah, Monteverdi’s Vespers 1610, Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle (BBC Radio 3 Record Review Choice) and Awake Sweet Love (17th-century lute songs) and Fairest Isle.

Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
RYELANDT: Agnus Dei, Op. 56 Marco Polo
Choral - Sacred
STRAVINSKY, I.: Oedipus Rex / Les Noces (Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 1) Naxos
STRAVINSKY: Igor Stravinsky - A Portrait (NICE) Naxos Educational

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