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Rupert Charlesworth read Music at King’s College London and currently studies with Philip Doghan. He trained at the Royal Academy of Music where he was generously supported by the Karaviotis Scholarship, the John Kenneth Adams Scholarship, the Josephine Baker Trust, the Countess of Munster Trust and Mr and Mrs Sommerville. Rupert was a 2011 Academy Laureate of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, won both the Jury and Audience prizes of the 2013 Handel Singing Competition which he has repeated at the 2014 International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti.

Rupert’s opera roles include Damon Acis and Galatea and Younger Son in Trauernacht – Katie Mitchell’s staging of Bach cantatas – Lysander Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Aix-en-Provence Festival; Soldier Der Kaiser von Atlantis for English Touring Opera and Hermit Wakening Shadow – Luke Styles’ realisation of Britten canticles – for the Glyndebourne Jerwood Programme under Vladimir Jurowki; Lucano/Soldier L’incoronazione di Poppea for Theater an der Wien; First Armed Man – The Magic Flute at ENO under Mark Wigglesworth. In concert he has appeared as Narrator Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda with the Orquestra Barroca Casa da Musica, Porto / Laurence Cummings and Angel 3 and John in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin with the Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra. College roles included Count Enrico La Vera Costanza under Trevor Pinnock.

Rupert is also in demand as an oratorio soloist with recent engagements including Bach B Minor Mass with Les Musiciens du Louvre / Marc Minkowski, Messiah with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra / Nicholas Kraemer, Bach Christmas Oratorio with Café Zimmermann / Celine Frisch, Jupiter Semele (in concert) at the London Handel Festival / Laurence Cummings; Septimius Theodora (in concert) at the Göttingen Handel Festival /Cummings and Evangelist St Matthew Passion with Capella Amsterdam / Daniel Reuss.

His recent and forthcoming engagements include a recitals of his disc of English and French repertoire with pianist Edwige Herchenroder; A disc of CPE Bach arias and Cantatas with Ensemble Cafe Zimmermann; plus further performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Beijing as well as Trauernacht and Written on Skin in Moscow. Rupert will return to Theater an Der Wien next season to perform in Purcell’s Fairy Queen conducted by Christophe Rousset.

April 2016.

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Press

Tamino. Die Zauberflöte, Royal Academy of Music. March 2012

…[Rupert] sang beautifully, a tenor with an attractive hint of baritone weight and a graceful higher register – he made his mark with a seraphic ‘Dies Bildnis’ and just got better.

Peter Reed
www.classicalsource.com

Tamino. Die Zauberflöte, Royal Academy of Music. March 2012

Rupert Charlesworth brought a controlled tenor to Tamino’s “Dies Bildnis” and displayed a sweet-toned mezza voce.

Margaret Davies
Opera Magazine

St Matthew Passion, Taunton Choral Soc  March 2011

the outstanding contribution of the evening was by the young Rupert Charlesworth.  His phrasing, vocal ease and the sheer beauty of his voice convinced everyone I’m sure that an illustrious career lies ahead.

Wayne Bennett
Somerset County Gazette

Damon. Acis and Galatea, Aix en Provence July 2011

Damon, Rupert Charlesworth, who finds the right tone with beautiful accents to make the quiet wisdom of his admonitions, agile or meditative when necessary.

Translated from Italian
GB Opera Magazine.

Diary

The Fairy Queen - Henry Purcell

January 19, 2017

Theater an der Wien, Vienna

Role - Tenor 2

Dir. Mariame Clément
Cond. Christophe Rousset

https://www.theater-wien.at/de/programm/production/109/The-Fairy-Queen

The Fairy Queen - Henry Purcell

January 21, 2017

Theater an der Wien, Vienna

Role - Tenor 2

Dir. Mariame Clément
Cond. Christophe Rousset

https://www.theater-wien.at/de/programm/production/109/The-Fairy-Queen

The Fairy Queen - Henry Purcell

January 23, 2017

Theater an der Wien, Vienna

Role - Tenor 2

Dir. Mariame Clément
Cond. Christophe Rousset

https://www.theater-wien.at/de/programm/production/109/The-Fairy-Queen

The Fairy Queen - Henry Purcell

January 26, 2017

Theater an der Wien, Vienna

Role - Tenor 2

Dir. Mariame Clément
Cond. Christophe Rousset

https://www.theater-wien.at/de/programm/production/109/The-Fairy-Queen

The Fairy Queen - Henry Purcell

January 28, 2017

Theater an der Wien, Vienna

Role - Tenor 2

Dir. Mariame Clément
Cond. Christophe Rousset

https://www.theater-wien.at/de/programm/production/109/The-Fairy-Queen

The Fairy Queen - Henry Purcell

January 30, 2017

Theater an der Wien, Vienna

Role - Tenor 2

Dir. Mariame Clément
Cond. Christophe Rousset

https://www.theater-wien.at/de/programm/production/109/The-Fairy-Queen

Contact

How?

  • Email: contact@rupertcharlesworth.com

Where?

Let's talk!

Rupert is represented by Anna Ianni at IMG Artists

aianni@imgartists.com

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7957 5809

http://imgartists.com/artist/rupert_charlesworth