George was born in Port Seton, East Lothian and studied at the RSAMD and the London OperaCentre at which time he studied with Bruce Boyce and Eduardo Asquez. There followed extensivetouring with London “Opera for All” (British Arts Council) and Principal roles English Opera Group(Aldeburgh, Sadler’s Wells, and ENO ,where he sangFather Rangie in the controversial 1973 John Dexter production of “The Devils of Loudon”.
In a long association with the erstwhile Perth Festival Opera, George featured in the Mozart/Da Ponte cycle and Britten’s Church Parables Being a member of the John Currie Singers providedregular Oratorio experience as well as opportunities to present premiere performances ofcontemporary song, as in Cresswell’s “Pot of Basil” and McGuire’s “city songs”.
Teaching influenced by the philosophy of Herbert Caesari, encouraging vocal spontaneity andphysical flexibility.
Further toRCS commitments George is a vocal coach with the national Youth Choir of Scotlandand a visiting teacher of voice at the University of St Andrew’s.