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Charles Rice

Baritone

Biography

Anglo-French baritone Charles Rice made his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Hermann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann). Other performances at the Royal Opera House include Sid (Albert Herring) for English Touring Opera and in Gloria – A Pigtale for Mahogany Opera Group.

Rice studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio. Opera engagements include Eugene Onegin for Angers-Nantes Opéra, Escamillo (Carmen) for Klagenfurt State Theatre and Vorarlberger Landestheater, Marcello (La bohème) for Opera Theatre Company, Ned Keene (Peter Grimes) for Aldeburgh Festival, Albert (La Juive) and Arthur Koestler (Benjamin, dernière nuit, world premiere) for Opéra de Lyon, Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Silvio (Pagliacci) for Opéra de Toulon, Sid (Albert Herring) for English Touring Opera, Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at the Hyogo Performing Arts Centre, Bello (La fanciulla del West) for English National Opera, Count Robinson (Il matrimonio segreto) for Festival de Sédières, Morales (Carmen) in the Royal Albert Hall, Angelotti (Tosca) for Grange Park Opera and several roles in Candide for Opéra national de Lorraine.

Rice’s concert engagements include Carmina Burana with the Philharmonia Chorus, Messiah at the Royal Festival Hall, The Seasons with Dulwich Choral Society, Ein deutsches Requiem at Canterbury Cathedral and St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Fauré’s Requiem at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Duruflé’s Requiem at Chelmsford Cathedral, Mozart’s Requiem at Cadogan Hall, Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle at Guildford Cathedral and Rutter’s Mass of the Children at Mayfield Festival.