In 2021, James Clayton takes the title roles in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Elijah and Le nozze di Figaro for West Australian Opera and Macbeth for State Opera of South Australia. For WAO, he also sings Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana and Tonio in Pagliacci; for the Adelaide Festival, he sings Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. James’ scheduled concert appearances included Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem for West Australian Symphony and Mozart’s Requiem for Sydney Symphony.
In 2019, he sang Germont (La traviata), Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd) and the title role in Macbeth in Perth, The Forrester (The Cunning Little Vixen) in Adelaide and Peter (Hansel and Gretel) in Melbourne.
James made his Opera Australia debut as Baron Douphol in La traviata – in Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour – and his Japanese debut as Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte for Biwako Hall.
Concert appearances include Messiah and Le Damnation du Faust (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra), Haydn’s Mass in Time of War and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra) and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Verdi’s Requiem (West Australian Symphony Orchestra).