Australian baritone Grant Doyle is a former member of The Royal Opera’s Young Artist Programme. Since leaving the Programme his roles for The Royal Opera have included Marullo (Rigoletto), Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia), Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Schaunard (La bohème), Billy (Anna Nicole, world premiere), Second Apprentice (Wozzeck), Ping (Turandot) and Le Dancaïre (Carmen). He returns in the 2017/18 Season to sing Small Prisoner/Cook (From the House of the Dead). Other appearances at the Royal Opera House include Hector (King Priam) for English Touring Opera in the Linbury Studio Theatre.
Doyle studied at the University of Adelaide and the Royal College of Music. UK appearances include Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Giovanni and Forester (The Cunning Little Vixen) for Garsington Opera, Robin Oakapple (Ruddigore), Sasha (Paradise Moscow) and Albert (Werther) for Opera North, Marcello (La bohème) and Zurga (Les Pêcheurs de perles) for Opera Holland Park and Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) and Edoardo (The Siege of Calais) and Marcello (La bohème) for English Touring Opera. In Australia credits include Orestes (Iphigénie en Tauride) with Pinchgut Opera, Starbuck (Heggie’s Moby Dick) and Count Almaviva in Adelaide and Don Giovanni for the State Opera of South Australia. In Europe his appearances include Mike (Adams’s I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for Teatro Real, Madrid, and Komische Oper Berlin and Ned Keene (Peter Grimes) in Gran Canaria.
Doyle has also sung in concert throughout the UK and toured Australia with Australian Ballet. He has made several television appearances, singing the voice of the Forester for the BBC’s animated film of The Cunning Little Vixen, Carlo in Weir’s television opera Armida for Channel 4 and the title role in the film The Eternity Man for Channel 4 and ABC.