Glen Cunningham

Award: Sybil Tutton Award

Year: 2019

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Tenor

Location: Royal College of Music


Glen Cunningham, from the Highlands of Scotland, is currently studying the Royal College of Music’s Opera Studio under the tutelage of Russell Smythe. He previously completed a one-year Masters at the RCM and a Bachelor of Music degree with First class honours at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, under the tutelage of Amand Hekkers & Patricia Hay.
Glen was recently awarded the Wiseman Prize by Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust, he won the Joan Chissell Schumann Competition at the Royal College of Music in March 2018, and in 2016 he won the Hugh S Roberton Prize for Scottish Singing at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He is regularly found performing in concert with venue highlights such as the Glasgow City Halls, accompanied by the Scottish Opera Orchestra. Glen also made his international debut in Rotterdam at the De Doelen in January 2017 singing the role of Le Remendado in a concert performance of Bizet’s “Carmen”. He has also performed in public masterclasses with Sir Thomas Allen and Edith Wiens.
Operatic experience includes; Cover of Don Ottavio in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” (Garsington Opera) Summer 2019. Robinson Crusoe in Offenbach’s “Robinson Crusoe” (Royal College of Music) March 2019. Basilio in Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” directed by Sir Thomas Allen (Royal College of Music) November 2018. La Couf and Le Fils in Poulenc’s “Les Mamelles de Tirésias” (Les Azuriales Opera Young Artists Programme) August 2018. Cover of Ferrando in Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” (Opera Holland Park) Summer 2018. “Flute” in Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Royal College of Music) March 2018. Youngest Son in Judith Weir’s “The Vanishing Bridegroom” (British Youth Opera) September 2017.
Glen is a recipient of an Independent Opera Voice Scholarship and Fellowship. He is generously supported by The Robertson Trust and Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust. Glen is also a Basil Coleman Opera Scholar supported by the Charles Jacob Scholarship, a Josephine Baker Trust Scholar and a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award holder.
Glen Cunningham is represented by Simon Goldstone at Rayfield Allied.