Outreach skills session
Age: 20 years old
Country: United Kingdom
Tormey Woods grew up with the stage being where he is most comfortable, having taken acting classes and performed in plays since the age of six. From 2014 to 2019 he was a young artist at the Montpellier National Opera, where he was taught by Nicolas Rivenq. From 2016 onward Tormey also studied singing at the Avignon Conservatoire of Music and Drama with Beatrix Tarquini. In September 2019, Tormey began his BMus in Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music, where he is studying with David Pollard.
Tormey’s operatic roles include the title role of Figaro in “Le Nozze di Figaro” with the Berlin Opera Academy, Il Re in Respighi’s “La Bella dormente nel Bosco”, Falke in Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus“, Grabuge in “Genevieve de Brabant” and The Bench in Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les Sortilege” with the Montpellier National Opera. He was also a member of The Sacrificed in the premiere of Jonathan Dove’s “Le Monstre du Labyrinthe” at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle (Grand Theatre d’Aix).
In 2019 Tormey was a young artist on the first edition of the Académie du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’s new residency, “Opera de-ci de-la”, with Anthony Heidweiller, and in September 2019 made his British Youth Opera debut as a member of the chorus in the BYO’s production of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”.
Tormey has sung under the baton of esteemed conductors such as Sir. Simon Rattle, Ennio Morricone, Simon Halsey, Peter Leonard and Peter Robinson.