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Charles Workman

Tenor

Biography

American tenor Charles Workman made his Royal Opera debut 2002 as Prunier (La rondine) and has since returned to sing Acis (Acis and Galatea). In the 2016/17 Season he sings Nobile (The Exterminating Angel).

Workman was born in Arkansas and studied at the Juilliard School. Opera engagements include the title role in Palestrina for Bavarian State Opera, Alwa (Lulu), Laca Klemeň (Jenůfa) and Tito (La clemenza di Tito) for La Monnaie, Brussels, Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) and Tito for Teatr Wielki, Warsaw, Alviano (Die Gezeichneten) and Faust (La Damnation de Faust) for Opéra de Lyon, Bassanio (The Merchant of Venice) for Bregenz Festival and Teatr Wielki, the title role in Marco Polo for Dutch National Opera, Flamand (Capriccio), Prince (The Love for Three Oranges) and the title role of Der Zwerg for Paris Opéra, Albert Gregor (The Makropulos Case) for Opéra national du Rhin and San Francisco Opera, Idomeneo for Prague State Opera, Paul (Die tote Stadt) in Kassel, Finn/Bayan (Ruslan and Lyudmila) for the Bolshoi Theatre and Nobile for Salzburg Festival.

Workman also performs in Baroque repertory, engagements including Jupiter (Semele) and the Messiah for Theater an der Wien and Tempo (Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno) for Berlin State Opera. He performs in concert with Europe’s leading orchestras in a wide repertory, and has recorded prolifically.