Ossian Huskinson

Ossian Huskinson



United Kingdom

Roles Performed

2021 Zaretsky, Jewgeni Onegin (P. I. Tchaikovsky), Garsington Opera, UK

2021 Lackey, Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss) Edinburgh International Festival, UK

2020 Le Philosophe, Chérubin (J. Massenet), Royal Academy of Music, UK

2020 Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (B. Britten), Royal Academy of Music, UK

Roles Studied/Covers

2021 Prince Gremin, Jewgeni Onegin (P. I. Tchaikovsky), Garsington Opera, UK


2019-21 Advanced Diploma in Opera, Royal Academy of Music, UK

2017-19 Advanced Diploma in Opera Royal Academy of Music, UK

2013-16 Bachelor of Music (Hons), University of Nottingham, UK

Competitions and Awards

2021 1st Prize and Audience Prize, Clonter Opera Prize, UK

2020 2nd Prize, Pavarotti Prize (Royal Academy of Music), UK


Dated: Summer 2022

What fascinates you about opera?

What fascinates me most about opera is the heightened storytelling; the way it uses voices and music in such a powerful way to communicate a character’s innermost being, and to help us as an audience connect with their character and their emotion. I love the range of characters that can be found in opera, and how each has their own unique musical identity that communicates who they are.

How does your perfect day off look like?

My perfect day off would be very lazy! I would likely spend most of the morning relaxing in bed, but once I’m up I’ll be in the kitchen. I love cooking and baking, so for me an ideal day would be spent having friends round and preparing them a great meal. I’m also very into tabletop gaming, so we would spend the evening playing Dungeons and Dragons together!

Chocolate or Vanilla?

It has to be chocolate!

  Composer Opera/Operetta Aria Role
1 Georg Friedrich Händel Acis und Galatea O ruddier than the cherry Polypheme
2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Le nozze di Figaro Se vuol ballare Figaro
3 Georges Bizet La jolie fille de Perth Quand la flamme de l'amour Ralph
4 Giuseppe Verdi I Vespri Siciliani O tu Palermo Giovanni da Procida
5 Hector Berlioz La Damnation de Faust Voici des roses Méphisto-phélès