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John Savournin

Bass-Baritone, Director


Trinity Laban gave me the opportunities I needed as a singer to develop experience on stage, and on the concert platform, but they also supported me in developing Charles Court Opera in the early stages of the company's life.

John Savournin
John Savournin


John Savournin graduated in 2007 with a BMus in vocal Performance. Described in the national press as one of “the finest Gilbert & Sullivan actor/directors of the present day”, John has a varied international career in opera and music theatre. After graduating he sang Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro for British Youth Opera and has performed roles for Opera North, Scottish Opera and the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company for whom he has also directed several productions.  John is the founder and Artistic Director of Charles Court Opera for whom he has directed Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Mozart’s Così fan tutte and several Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. He has also written, directed and performed in seven of the Company’s boutique pantomimes. As a recitalist, John has sung at Wigmore Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Glasgow Royal Concert Halls and performed Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King. John is also a visiting tutor at Trinity Laban.