Lyric bass Trevor Eliot Bowes was born in Victoria, Canada and studied at the University of Toronto, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He is currently one of Barbara Hannigan’s Equilibrium Young Artists.
In recent seasons appearances include José Castro La fanciulla del West and Policeman Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for English National Opera, Silvano Un ballo in maschera for Grange Park Opera, and Ein Lakai Ariadne auf Naxos for Opera Holland Park, and Boots and Footman Der Rosenkavalier for Glyndebourne. Future plans include Ben Benny Paul Bunyan and A Cappadocian Salome for English National Opera, and Father Trulove The Rake’s Progress with the Münchner Philharmoniker, conducted by Barbara Hannigan.
His operatic roles include Figaro Le nozze di Figaro, Leporello Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso Così fan tutte, Death Savitri, Cadmus and Somnus Semele, Léandre L'amour des trois Oranges, Don Inigo L’heure espagnole, Simone Gianni Schicchi and Sarastro Die Zauberflöte. As a full-time member of Opera North, in Leeds, roles included Talbot Maria Stuarda opposite Sarah Connolly and the Drum-maker in Jonathan Dove's The Adventures of Pinocchio. He also performed in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Hamburg as Fedro in Early Music Russia's production of Boris Goudenow (Johann Mattheson's 1710 version) and as Nanni in Haydn's L'infedeltà delusa with Le Parlement de Musique, in Strasbourg. He has also covered roles for both Opera North and English National Opera.