James Newby, Bariton

Rising Stars

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James Newby
James Newby © Gerard Collett

Love joys, love pains

James Newby is one of the biggest up-and-coming stars on the classical vocalist scene. Whether he’s performing at an intimate recital or on a grand opera stage, prizes and praise are pouring in for the young Brit. Between 2018 and 2020 he was a BBC »New Generation Artist«; since 2019 he has also been part of the ensemble of the Hanover State Opera.

In his debut at the Elbphilharmonie, he sings Franz Schubert’s romantic and tragic »Schöner Müllerin«, as well as »Casanova in Lockdown« – a dramatic scene for baritone and piano, written especially for him by the British composer Judith Bingham. The baritone with the »soft-like-honey voice« (»The Times«) is accompanied by his fellow countryman, the vocal ace Joseph Middleton.


James Newby baritone

Joseph Middleton piano


Judith Bingham
Casanova in Lockdown / Kompositionsauftrag von Barbican und European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO)

Franz Schubert
Die schöne Müllerin D 795

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)
18:30 / Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal

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Rising Stars


Young Artists

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Nominated by Barbican Centre London
In cooperation with ECHO – European Concert Hall Organisation
With support by M.M.Warburg & CO

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