Duncan Rock

Duncan Rock

Baritone
Bio: Duncan Rock studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and subsequently at the National Opera Studio. He is the winner of the 2012 Chilcott Award - the inaugural award from the Susan Chilcott Scholarship to support a ‘major young artist with the potential to make an international impact’. A Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival, he was the recipient of 2010 John Christie Award, given by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. His engagements in the 2019/20 season include Silvio I Pagliacci in his debut for the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona; Pallante Agrippina for the Metropolitan Opera; Schaunard La bohème for the Royal Opera and Jan in Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves at the Adelaide Festival. He will also sing Jean in William Alwyn’s Miss Julie with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo. He has sung the title role in Don Giovanni for Glyndebourne, the Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Queensland and the Welsh National Opera; Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, the Boston Lyric Opera and Glyndebourne; Il Conte Le nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera; Papageno Die Zauberflöte for the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera; Belcore L'elisir d'amore for Opera North; Marcello La bohème for the English National Opera and Opera North; Billy Bigelow Carousel for the Houston Grand Opera and the Théâtre du Châtelet; Schaunard, Donald Billy Budd and Marullo Rigoletto for the Royal Opera and Mountjoy Gloriana, Donald and English Clerk & Guide Death in Venice for the Teatro Réal in Madrid. Future seasons see him return to the Metropolitan Opera and make debuts for Grange Park Opera and the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse. Highlights on the concert platform include The Last Night of the Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo; the London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle and Valery Gergiev; the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra with Ludovic Morlot; the Münchner Rundfunkorchester with Paul Daniel; the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Nicholas McGegan; the Orchestra of Madrid’s Teatro Réal with Ivor Bolton; the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with David Hill and the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra with Sascha Goetzel. A keen recitalist, his appearances include the North Norfolk Music Festival with Tim Horner, the Oxford Lieder Festival with Sholto Kynoch and the Petworth Festival and St John’s, Smith Square with Joseph Middleton and he has sung Britten’s Canticle IV Journey of the Magi with Ian Bostridge accompanied by Julius Drake. He has been a Samling Scholar, a Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist, and he has won the Overseas Award from the Royal Overseas League Singing Competition as well as Australia’s most prestigious young singers’ award, the Marianne Mathy Award, presented to him by the late Dame Joan Sutherland.
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Bio: Duncan Rock studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and subsequently at the National Opera Studio. He is the winner of the 2012 Chilcott Award - the inaugural award from the Susan Chilcott Scholarship to support a ‘major young artist with the potential to make an international impact’. A Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival, he was the recipient of 2010 John Christie Award, given by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. His engagements in the 2019/20 season include Silvio I Pagliacci in his debut for the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona; Pallante Agrippina for the Metropolitan Opera; Schaunard La bohème for the Royal Opera and Jan in Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves at the Adelaide Festival. He will also sing Jean in William Alwyn’s Miss Julie with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo. He has sung the title role in Don Giovanni for Glyndebourne, the Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Queensland and the Welsh National Opera; Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, the Boston Lyric Opera and Glyndebourne; Il Conte Le nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera; Papageno Die Zauberflöte for the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera; Belcore L'elisir d'amore for Opera North; Marcello La bohème for the English National Opera and Opera North; Billy Bigelow Carousel for the Houston Grand Opera and the Théâtre du Châtelet; Schaunard, Donald Billy Budd and Marullo Rigoletto for the Royal Opera and Mountjoy Gloriana, Donald and English Clerk & Guide Death in Venice for the Teatro Réal in Madrid. Future seasons see him return to the Metropolitan Opera and make debuts for Grange Park Opera and the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse. Highlights on the concert platform include The Last Night of the Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo; the London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle and Valery Gergiev; the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra with Ludovic Morlot; the Münchner Rundfunkorchester with Paul Daniel; the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Nicholas McGegan; the Orchestra of Madrid’s Teatro Réal with Ivor Bolton; the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with David Hill and the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra with Sascha Goetzel. A keen recitalist, his appearances include the North Norfolk Music Festival with Tim Horner, the Oxford Lieder Festival with Sholto Kynoch and the Petworth Festival and St John’s, Smith Square with Joseph Middleton and he has sung Britten’s Canticle IV Journey of the Magi with Ian Bostridge accompanied by Julius Drake. He has been a Samling Scholar, a Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist, and he has won the Overseas Award from the Royal Overseas League Singing Competition as well as Australia’s most prestigious young singers’ award, the Marianne Mathy Award, presented to him by the late Dame Joan Sutherland.
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Duncan Rock
Duncan Rock
Baritone
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