Xavier Hetherington

Classical tenor based in Moscow
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Xavier graduated in Classics from St John’s College, Cambridge in 2015, where he remained for a further year as a choral scholar and lay clerk.

While a student he participated in many Cambridge University Opera Society productions, playing roles such as Monostatos (The Magic Flute), Satan (Temptations by Rhiannon Randle), the title role in a staging of Handel’s oratorio, Jephtha and Lensky (Eugene Onegin). He has appeared as a soloist on many recordings by St John’s College Choir, most notably singing Mendelssohn’s Ave Maria on ‘The Call’. Xavier has sung as a soloist in many venues across the country and abroad, including at the Ambronnay Festival with the consort Ghislieri Musica and in performances of Bach’s St John Passion in Ely Cathedral and Mozart’s Requiem in Salisbury Cathedral.


'Ethereal' Gramophone Magazine

'Particular mention has to go to Hetherington as Lensky. Some of his arias were hauntingly beautiful, and his solo before his fatal duel with Onegin is still lodged in my brain.' The Cambridge Tab

'Hetherington imbued Satan with an immense amount of character in his unsettlingly slimy portrayal, showing an impressive control in his upper register' The Cambridge Student

'Hetherington deserves a special mention for his moving performance as the tragic love poet.' Varsity


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Friday 21st April, 2017, 9pm

Xavier will be singing opera arias with friends from at Zifferblat anticafe on Pokrovka Ul. d.12, Moscow, Russia.

15th April 2017, 16.00

Xavier will join singers from Germany and Russia for a concert of international song.

Museum of the Silver Age, Prospekt Mira, D.30, Moscow