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.
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. 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 CHOCS, which teaches social entrepreneurship 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 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-directed The Singing Entrepreneur a two day conference for classical singers around the theme “Redefining Success”. TSE is currently developing into an online forum and resource for singers, offering training and inspiration for navigating the classical singing industry today. He is a regular public speaker on subjects ranging from creativity in the workplace, trauma and the arts, body awareness and performance.
“All that matters is connections.”