British baritone Jeremy Carpenter made his Royal Opera debut in 2013 as Sir Robert Cecil (Gloriana), and returned the following Season to sing Guglielmo Cecil (Maria Stuarda).
Carpenter began his musical career as a boy chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral and went on to study singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has since sung for companies and opera houses including Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Grange Park Opera, Lille Opera, Royal Swedish Opera and Theater St Gallen. Operatic engagements include Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) for Grand Théâtre de Genève, Carlo Gérard (Andrea Chénier) and Escamillo (Carmen) for Royal Swedish Opera, Escamillo in Malmö and Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) for Angers-Nantes Opéra. He has also sung Talpa (Il tabarro) with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding. His other repertory includes Count Almaviva and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Giovanni, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Lescaut (Manon Lescaut), Marcello (La bohème), Gianni Schicchi and Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).
Carpenter sings regularly in concert, in repertory including Haydn’s Creation, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Maxwell Davies’s The Martyrdom of St Magnus. He lives in Sweden.