British tenor Aaron Godfrey-Mayes is a recent graduate of Royal Academy Opera, where he studied with Mark Wildman and Iain Ledingham. As an ABRSM scholar Aaron also completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music with a first class honours and distinction respectively.
Onstage Aaron has the performed the roles of Ferrando (Così fan tutte, Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra), Flute (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Royal Academy Opera), Wagner/Nereo (Mefistofele, Chelsea Opera Group), Borsa (Rigoletto, Nevill Holt Opera), Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte, Royal Academy Opera) and Il Conte Ivrea (Un Giorno di Regno, Chelsea Opera Group). Aaron was also a Garsington Young Artist in 2019 and 2021 where he covered the role of Triquet (Eugene Onegin) and was a chorus member.
As a regular soloist for concerts and oratorio Aaron’s works include Rossini’s Petite messe solenelle, Bach’s St John Passion, Mozart’s Requiem and Tippett’s A Child of Our Time.
Aaron has also had notable success winning first place in the Royal Academy of Music Pavarotti Prize, the Recital Prize in the David Clover Festival of Music Singers’ Platform, the Nottinghamshire Masonic Music Association Competition and the Nineteenth Century Opera Prize in the National Mozart Singing Competition.
Future engagements are to include joining Mascarade Opera Studio in September 2021 and performing the role of Ferrando (Così fan tutte) with Iain Ledingham as part of the Amersham Festival of Music.
Aaron is generously supported by Help Musicians, the Norman Ayrton Scholarship Trust and the Josephine Baker Trust.