Omar Ebrahim began singing as a chorister at Coventry Cathedral and went on to study voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has been associated with many new music projects including The Electrification of the Soviet Union by Nigel Osbourne and Birtwistle’s The Second Mrs Kong for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and Berio’s Un Re in Ascolto and Birtwistle’s Gawain for the Royal Opera House. He appeared in Liza Lim’s opera The Navigator at the festivals in Brisbane and Melbourne and gave first performances of Enno Poppe’s concert and opera collaborations with Marcel Beyer Interzone, Arbeit Nahrung, Wohnung and IQ at the Berlin festival, Munich Biennale and Schwetzingen. In exploring the connection between spoken word and song, he has helped recreate the sound worlds of Frank Zappa’s The Adventures of Gregory Peccary with Ensemble Modern and Blade Runner with the Heritage Orchestra. He has performed and recorded In the Penal Colony by Phillip Glass, Michael Nyman’s Facing Goya, Kris de foort’s House of the Sleeping Beauties and John Harle’s folk opera Ballad of Jamie Allan.