“Byron Watson gave a powerhouse performance as Ray Clark, the opportunistic husband whose ability to continually and shamelessly con his wife and mistress was of a heroic dimension.”
Peter Burch, The Australian, 18 May 2012
“Bringing the story to life with sensitivity and passion is a small cast led by baritone Byron Watson. His confident, sensual voice and presence, delivered with a powerful streak of dissatisfaction and cruelty, makes Ray entirely believable.”
Patricia Maunder, Arts Hub, 26 May 2012
Australian/British baritone Byron Watson completed an Honours Music degree at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD), and the Opera School of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), both on full international scholarship.
Recent engagements include Ray Clark in the world premiere of Midnight Son for Victorian Opera and in December is the baritone soloist in Brahms German Requiem with Sydney University Graduate choir. His engagements in 2013 include the role Chou En-lai in Nixon in China for Victorian Opera. Other recent credits include the ensemble of the French premiere of Sweeney Todd at Le Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and the roles of Stubb in Moby Dick and Moralès in Carmen for the State Opera of South Australia.
In the United Kingdom Byron sang the title role of Pig in the world premiere of Jonathan Dove’s opera, The Enchanted Pig, for the Young Vic Theatre Company, a concert with Thomas Adès and Northern Sinfonia and sang both the Wolf and Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods, for ROH2 at Linbury Studio Theatre for the Royal Opera House. Other notable engagements include the roles of Mr Lindquist in A Little Night Music and Harry in My Fair Lady with Opera Australia, live broadcasts on Radio France, BBC Radio 3, ABC radio and television.