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 the current Trevor makes his debut with Scottish Opera as Theseus A Midsummer Night’s Dream; returns to Opera Holland Park as Ceprano Rigoletto; understudies Public Opinion Orpheus in the Underworld for English National Opera; and performs Mozart’s Requiem with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.
Highlights in recent seasons include Ben Benny Paul Bunyan, A Cappadocian Salome; José Castro La fanciulla del West and Policeman Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for English National Opera; Father Trulove The Rake’s Progress with the Münchner Philharmoniker; Silvano Un ballo in maschera for Grange Park Opera; Ein Lakai Ariadne auf Naxos for Opera Holland Park; and Boots and Footman Der Rosenkavalier for Glyndebourne.
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 understudied roles for both Opera North and English National Opera.