Born in Melbourne, Australia, James is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and was a Victoria State Opera Young Artist. Awards include the Opera Foundation Australia German Operatic Award; Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship; Tait Memorial Trust Scholarship; Australian Opera Auditions Committee Scholarship; Australian Musical Foundation London Grant and a Bayreuth Bursary.

“The heroically ringing voice of James Hancock rang throughout the theatre”
Siegfried – Pocket Opera Nuremberg, Covent Garden Festival
The Spectator, Michael Tanner

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