Norbert Meyn

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Music | Opera Studies
Language Coach - German


Norbert Meyn was born in the German city of Weimar. After studying music and singing in Dresden, Riga and Weimar he came to London in 1997 to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He then started performing and touring with ensembles like the New London Consort, European Voices, Le Concert d’Astree, the Choir of the Enlightenment, London Voices or Trinity Baroque both as an ensemble singer and as a soloist. He also joined the Extra Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. As a soloist he has appeared at the Barbican Hall, the South Bank Centre, St. John’s Smith Square and the Royal Albert Hall in London, also at Usher Hall in Edinburgh, the Halle International Handel Festival, the Utrecht Festival of Early Music and in the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra. Operatic roles include Tamino (Mozart, Die Zauberflöte), Podesta (Mozart, La finta giardiniera), Magnus (Maxwell-Davies, The Martyrdom of St. Magnus), Almaviva (Rossini, Il Barbiere di Sevilla) and Graf Danilo (Die Lustige Witwe, Lehar).

Since 2001 Norbert Meyn has been a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and since 2005 also at the Royal College of Music. He regularly works as a German Language Coach for the BBC, the London and Birmingham Symphony Choruses and for record companies like EMI and Deutsche Grammophon. With his company Lieder Theatre London he produces performance and media projects in the field of classical music.