Biographie de Charles Rice

 

 

Current and future engagements of Anglo-French baritone Charles Rice include ROBERT CECIL Gloriana Teatro Real, ORONTE Médée Grand Théâtre de Genève, SIMONSO IVANOVICH Risurrezione Wexford Festival Opera, GABEY On the Town, DEMETRIUS A Midsummer Night’s Dream Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan, Eugene Onegin Angers Nantes Opéra, FIGARO The Barber of Seville and MAXIMILIAN Candide The Grange Festival, NED KEENE Peter Grimes Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia Valencia,

ALBERT La Juive, ARTHUR KOESTLER Benjamin, dernière nuit (world premiere) and PROCOLO Viva la Mamma Opéra de Lyon, MARCELLO La bohème Opera Theatre Company Dublin, and HERMANN Les Contes d’Hoffmann Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Current and future concerts include Carmina Burana Liepaja Symphony Latvia, LANCELOT Camelot London Palladium and BARNEY The Silver Tassie BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican.

 

International engagements have included ESCAMILLO Carmen Stadttheater Klagenfurt and Vorarlberger Landestheater, HARLEKIN Ariadne auf Naxos and SILVIO Pagliacci Opéra de Toulon, SID Albert Herring English Touring Opera, HK Gruber’s Gloria – A Pigtale Mahogany Opera Group tour (Linbury Studio, Bregenz Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Festival), roles in Candide Opéra National de Lorraine, NED KEENE Peter Grimes Aldeburgh Festival, BELLO La Fanciulla del West English National Opera, CONTE ROBINSON Il Matrimonio Segreto Festival de Sédières, MORALES Carmen Royal Albert Hall, ANGELOTTI Tosca Grange Park Opera, GUGLIELMO Cosi fan tutte with Jane Glover and John Cox, and the VICAR in John Copley’s first Albert Herring, both for RAO. He covered MR REDBURN Billy Budd Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and sang the CAT in Stravinsky’s Renard Glyndebourne Jerwood Young Artist Programme. He has covered CAVALIERE DIE RIPAFRATTA in Martinu’s Mirandolina Garsington Opera, and sung JAMES Pirates of Penzance Buxton, SARETSKI Eugene Onegin Iford Arts and FALKE Die Fledermaus Alternative Opera.

 

Concert engagements include Carmina Burana The Philharmonia Chorus, Messiah Royal Festival Hall, Haydn The Seasons Dulwich Choral Society, Brahms Requiem Canterbury Cathedral and St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Faure Requiem St Martin-in-the-Fields, Durufle Requiem Chelmsford Cathedral, Mozart Requiem Cadogan Hall, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle Guildford Cathedral and Rutter’s Mass of the Children Mayfield Festival.

 

Charles studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio. He was a finalist at Les Azuriales Young Artists Competition 2009 in France and winner of the Garsington Prize 2009.