Scottish tenor Douglas Telfer is a member of the Royal Opera Chorus, which he joined in 1999. His solo roles for The Royal Opera have included Messenger (Il trovatore).
Telfer was born in Greenock. He initially trained as an actor at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and later studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with Peter Alexander Wilson, going on to win the Marion Semple Weir Trust Award and the Wolfson Singing Prize. He has performed in opera around the UK and internationally, in roles including Rodolfo (La bohème), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Ferrando (Così fan tutte) and Alfredo (La traviata).
Telfer has also performed in oratorio and in concert, including performances at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.