Zahid Siddiqui


Zahid Siddiqui, tenor, was born in London and raised in Dubai and is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music where he studied with Russell Smythe. This year, he was an Alvarez Young Artist for Garsington Opera, and has appeared as a soloist with City of London Sinfonia. He recently performed with the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artists in Lost and Found. In 2021, Zahid made his debut as a soloist with the Royal Danish Opera in their new production Light - Bach Dances, conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen with Concerto Copenhagen. Zahid was a Nevill Holt Opera Young Artist for their 2021 season, where he covered the role of Don Ottavio in Mozart, Don Giovanni and performed Giuseppe in Verdi, La Traviata. He also sang in the chorus at Opéra de Lyon. Concert performances have included Bach’s St John Passion, Gerald Finzi’s Dies Natalis, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater. During his undergraduate studies at the University of Manchester, Zahid performed the role of Rinaldo in the world stage premier of Judith Weir’s Armida, and won the University’s concerto competition for two years running. He was a part of The Sixteen’s training programme, Genesis Sixteen, for 2018/19. In 2023, Zahid will be performing with Concerto Copenhagen and the Ulster Orchestra.

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