Baritone Duncan Rock studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and subsequently at the National Opera Studio.
A Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival, he was the recipient of the 2010 John Christie Award and 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’. He was named 'One to Watch in 2013' by Time Out Magazine.
Fast establishing himself as an outstanding young singer and performer his engagements in the 2012/13 season include Papageno The Magic Flute at the English National Opera - where he is a Harewood Young Artist, a return to the Glyndebourne Festival as Novice’s Friend Billy Budd and his début at the Théâtre du Châtelet as Billy Bigelow Carousel. He will also appear in concert with the LSO under Valery Gergiev.
His engagements next season include Tarquinius in Fiona Shaw's new production of The Rape of Lucretia for Glyndebourne, Novice's Friend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on tour with Glyndebourne and his role début as Marcello La bohème for Opera North. Future seasons will bee him return to the Glyndebourne Festival and make major débuts at the Boston Lyric Opera and the Frankfurt Opera.
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