British tenor Aaron Godfrey-Mayes was a member of Royal Academy Opera under the tutelage of singing teacher Mark Wildman and vocal coach Iain Ledingham. Aaron also completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music, achieving a first class honours and distinction respectively.
Aaron has been a choir member in the Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series performances with Iain Ledingham, Masaaki Suzuki and Philippe Herreweghe. He has also taken part in masterclasses with Dennis O’Neill, Ann Murray, Ian Partridge and John Copley, received the Kenneth Loveland Bursary and played Flute in Royal Academy Opera’s production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Aaron was awarded the Royal Academy of Music Pavarotti Prize, the Recital Prize in the David Clover Festival of Music Singers’ Platform, the Nineteenth Century Opera Prize in the National Mozart Singing Competition and first place in the Nottinghamshire Masonic Music Association Competition.
More recently, Aaron played the role of Ferrando in Così fan tutte with the Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, Wagner/Nereo in Mefistofele with the Chelsea Opera Group and Borsa in Rigoletto with Nevill Holt Opera. During the summer of 2019, Aaron was an Alvarez young artist with Garsington Opera where he was a chorus member in Don Giovanni and Monteverdi’s Vespers. Aaron returned to Garsington Opera in 2021 as a chorus member and to cover the role of Triquet in Eugene Onegin.
Upcoming events for Aaron include attending the George Solti Accademia Bel Canto Course in the summer of 2022, playing the role of Ferrando in Così fan tutte with Iain Ledingham as part of the Amersham Festival of Music and becoming a Mascarade Emerging Artist in collaboration with Teatro La Fenice.