Lyric Bass Trevor Eliot Bowes was born in Victoria, Canada and studied at the University of Toronto and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before being selected as one of Barbara Hannigan's Equilibrium Young Artists. Based in London, Trevor has frequently performed at English National Opera, notably as Ben Benny in Paul Bunyan, Jose Castro in The Girl of the Golden West, and most recently as Benoit in their Drive-in La Boheme, which was broadcast live on SKY arts.
Highlights of Trevor's 2021-22 season include Colline in La Boheme with English Touring Opera, Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance with Opera Holland Park, Polifemo in Handel's Aci, Galatea e Polifemo for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and understudying his first Wagner role, Hunding in Die Walkure at ENO.
At Opera North, he played Talbot in Maria Stuarda opposite Sarah Connolly, and the Drum-maker in Jonathan Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio. He has also performed roles at Glyndebourne, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park, New Chamber Opera and Early Music Russia. In 2019 he made his German debut with the Munich Philharmonic as Father Trulove and Mother Goose in The Rake's Progress conducted by Barbara Hannigan. That same year he made a remarkable debut at the ROH Linbury Theatre by stepping into the role of Odin in Monstrous Child (Gavin Higgins & Francesca Simon) with less than 24 hours notice.
Concert performances include Messiah (London Handel Festival), Mozart's Requiem (Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis) Thief, Peer Gynt (RSNO), Purcell Odes (OAE and Laurence Cummings) Bach Cantatas under Helmuth Rilling in Toronto and Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on Christmas Carols with ENO and Martyn Brabbins. Trevor also appears on the Naxos recording of Balfe’s Satanella as Arimanes, conducted by Richard Bonynge.