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Rupert Charlesworth read Music at King’s College London and continued his studies with Philip Doghan and Iain Ledingham 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.  He was a 2011 Academy Laureate of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.  In 2013 he won the 1st prize (Regina Etz prive) and the audience prize (Michael Normington prize) in the International Handel Competition.

Rupert’s career has taken him throughout Europe performing on such prestigious operatic stages as La Fenice, Venice and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Opera North. His roles include Damon Acis and Galatea for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Angel 3/John (cover) in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin (Aix and ROH, London), Soldier Der Kaiser von Atlantis for English Touring Opera and Lysander (cover)Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opera North and Older Son in Trauernacht (Aix-en-Provence). Roles he sung whilst at the Royal Academy of Music include Tamino Die Zäuberflöte, Mr Rushworth in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park and Count Enrico La Vera Costanza under Trevor Pinnock.

Rupert is also in demand as oratorio soloist regularly performing works including the Bach St Matthew and St John Passions, Handel Messiah, and having worked with such conductors as Laurence Cummings, Paul Goodwin and Nicholas Kraemer.

His plans include a recital at Opera Rouen, further performances of Trauernacht through Europe and returning to the Festival d’Aix en Provence in 2015 to sing Lysander in Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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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 Way Back Home - ENO

December 20, 2014

The Young Vic Theatre, London

Role - Gizmo 3
Dir. Katie Mitchell

The Way Back Home - ENO

December 20, 2014

The Young Vic Theatre, London

Role - Gizmo 3
Dir. Katie Mitchell

Recital - Handel Arias and Harpsichord Suites

January 23, 2015

Wiener Konzerthaus, Austria

Laurence Cummings - Harpsichord

Trauernacht

February 14, 2015

Dutch National Opera, Stadsschowburg

Eldest Son.

Trauernacht

February 15, 2015

Dutch National Opera, Stadsschowburg

Eldest Son.

Trauernacht

February 24, 2015

Comedie de Valence, France

Eldest Son

Semele - G.F.Handel

March 9, 2015

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX, United Kingdom

Role - Jupiter.

Laurence Cummings
London Handel Festival Players

St Matthe Passion. J.S. Bach

March 14, 2015

All Hallows Church, London

Evangelist
Highgate Choral Society

St Matthew Passion - J.S.Bach

March 25, 2015

Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands

Evangelist

Capella Amsterdam
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Daniel Reuss

St Matthew Passion - J.S.Bach

March 27, 2015

Bovenkerk, Kampen, Netherlands

Evangelist

Capella Amsterdam
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Daniel Reuss

St Matthew Passion - J.S.Bach

March 28, 2015

Grote of St. Gudulakerk, Lochem, Netherlands

Evangelist

Capella Amsterdam
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Daniel Reuss

St Matthew Passion - J.S.Bach

March 29, 2015

Basiliek, Laren, Netherlands

Evangelist

Capella Amsterdam
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Daniel Reuss

St Matthew Passion - J.S.Bach

March 30, 2015

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

Evangelist

Capella Amsterdam
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Daniel Reuss

St Matthew Passion - J.S.Bach

March 31, 2015

Grote of Onze Lieve Vrouw Kerk, Breda, Netherlands

Evangelist

Capella Amsterdam
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Daniel Reuss

St Matthew Passion - J.S.Bach

April 2, 2015

Pieterskerk, Leiden

Tenor Arias.

Bachkoor Holland
Concertgebouw Kamerorkest

Trauernacht

April 4, 2015

philharmonie de Paris

Eldest Son.

St Matthew Passion - JSBach

April 10, 2015

Kościół św. Jana, Gdańsk, Poland

Evangelist

Capella Amsterdam
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Daniel Reuss

Concerts in the West. Recital - Nocturne

May 7, 2015

Lower Pulworthy, Devon.

Edwige Herchenroder - Piano

Concerts in the West. Recital - Nocturne

May 8, 2015

Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset

Edwige Herchenroder - Piano

Concerts in the West. Recital - Nocturne

May 8, 2015

Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset

Edwige Herchenroder - Piano

Concerts in the West. Recital - Nocturne

May 9, 2015

The Hub, Lyme Regis

Edwige Herchenroder - Piano

Contact

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