Darren Abrahams

Darren Abrahams is a singer and performer who has appeared in opera all around the world, working for such companies as the ROH, ENO, Scottish Opera, WNO, Wexford Festival Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, American Opera Projects and the Young Vic. Darren regularly premieres new works and has helped develop new operas for The Royal Opera, Scottish Opera, Complicite, The Opera Group, Opera Circus, the Batignano Festival and the Brian Irvine Ensemble in places as diverse as Belfast, Italy and India. Concert appearances have taken him around the UK, US and Europe and includes performances with the LPO, the Royal Seville Symphony, and the St Petersburg Symphony. Darren is also a busy recitalist, creating concerts that defy genre and style, connecting music ranging from 17th century baroque to 21st century pop, in many languages and from many countries.

As well as inspiring people through performance Darren is a coach and therapist specializing in self awareness and re-regulating the nervous system. He is a qualified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, a Brainspotting Practitioner and a Life/Business Coach specialising in High Performance and Identity. He regularly runs creative workshops for children and adults and is the co-creator of Circular Sounds, a transformational process using the power of symbols to expand potential, build teams and unlock ideas. He is co-founder and Director of the Starr Trust, a charity providing scholarships to help young people fulfill their potential in sports, arts and education on a local and global level, and has designed the Trust’s education programme Starr Pioneers, which teaches employability and life skills to young people by connecting a school, a business and a charity based in a developing country. Since 2005 he has been active in the Balkans working with the composer Nigel Osborne and Opera Circus to address trauma through music and performance. Through this work he is a participant in an ongoing EU funded project focusing on Srebrenica in Bosnia exploring cultural solutions to social problems in post conflict regions. Recently this work has expanding into India alongside the opera Naciketa. In 2012 Darren co- produced The Singing Entrepreneur Forum, a two day conference for classical singers around the theme “Redefining Success”. He is a regular public speaker on subjects ranging from creativity in the workplace, trauma and the arts, body awareness and performance.

Darren lives in Brighton on the South Coast of England close to his incredible family. Together they are working on a bold proposal to redevelop a key seaside plot into a community focused performing arts and leisure complex.