John Wakefield

Professorial Staff - Voice


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF

Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444


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John Wakefield was born 1936 in Yorkshire, England. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music and went on to debut in the Welsh National Opera in 1960. His career has included roles like Macduff, Glyndebourne, 1964 and Rinuccio, the Royal Opera House, 1965. Other roles include: Feton, Tamino, Paris, Don Ottavio, Ferrando, Belmonte, Idamente, Rodolfo, Orfeo, Ormindo, Essex and Saul. He has recorded La traviata, Ormindo; The Mikado ; and Messiah. John was honoured to receive the Kathleen Ferrier Scholarship in 1958 and the Tenor Prize, S’hertogenbusch, 1959.