Mitesh Khatri - Tenor
Mitesh Khatri - Tenor

Mitesh grew up in Essex and studied Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Kent, before deciding to pursue a career in music. He studied singing at the Birmingham Conservatoire for two years as a postgraduate under Justin Lavender, and has developed into a versatile light lyric tenor. He continues to study with Christine Cairns.

Mitesh performs in operas and concerts regularly across the UK. His varied repertoire includes the roles of Nemorino in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore, Ramiro in Rossini's La Cenerentola, Elvino in Bellini's La Sonnambula, Mr Upfold in Britten's Albert Herring, and Don Jose in Bizet's Carmen. He has also performed the lead role in various Gilbert and Sullivan operettas including Marco (The Gondoliers), Frederic (Pirates of Penzance), Nanki Poo (The Mikado) and Richard Dauntless (Ruddigore). He has also had roles in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, the world premiere of David Blake's Scoring a Century, and in scenes from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Cosí Fan Tutte and Britten's The Rape of Lucretia. He was a finalist in the 2010 John Ireland Prize.

On the concert platform Mitesh nd has performed works such as Haydn's Creation, Gounod's St Cecilia Mass, Handel's Messiah, Bach's St John's Passion, Orff's Carmina Burana, Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's Nelson Mass and Dvorâk's Stabat Mater. He has also performed as a soloist at the Royal Festival Hall.

Mitesh's choral background inclues singing with the Armonico Consort, Encoro, a chamber choir directed by Sarah Tenant-Flowers and Janet Lince, Birmingham Cathedral, Icarus (a contemporary music chamber choir), the Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, Ex Cathedra, the Birmingham Bach Choir, the BBC Symphony Chorus and the London Philharmonic Choir.