Graeme Broadbent was born in Halifax and studied at the Royal College of Music with Lyndon Vanderpump. He also studied in Moscow with Yevgeny Nesterenko and was awarded the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire Postgraduate Diploma in 1991. He has sung with English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North, the English Bach Festival and Glyndebourne Festival Opera and abroad with Opera Comique in Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, Nimes, Tourcoing, Caen, Monte Carlo and the Lugano, Granada, Athens, Peralada and Spoleto Festivals. His many roles as a member of the Royal Opera included Colline (“La Boheme”), Angelotti, Timur (“Turandot”), Dr Grenvil (“La Traviata”), Nightwatchman (“Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”), Leone (“Attila”) King Marke (“Tristan und Isolde”), the King (“Aida”) and “La Gioconda”. He has also established close links with Opera North, where he has appeared in new productions of Zemlinsky’s “Der Zwerg”, Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, de Falla’s “La Vida Breve” and Jonathan Dove’s Pinocchio, as well as singing Caronte in Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” and Angelotti in “Tosca”. He sang Mother in “Seven Deadly Sins” for the Theatre des Champs- Elysees.