Australian baritone Grant Doyle sings Second Apprentice (Wozzeck) and Ping (Turandot) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. Doyle is a former member of The Royal Opera’s Young Artist Programme. His Royal Opera roles have included Marullo (Rigoletto), Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia), Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Schaunard (La bohème) and Billy (Anna Nicole).
Born in Australia, Doyle studied at the University of Adelaide and at the Royal College of Music in London. UK appearances include Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) and Don Giovanni 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) and Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) for English Touring Opera. At home in Adelaide he has sung roles including Starbuck (Heggie’s Moby Dick) and Count Almaviva, and in Europe his appearances have included Demetrius (A Midsummer Night's Dream) in Madrid 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 Judith Weir’s television opera Armida for Channel 4 and the title role in the film The Eternity Man for Channel 4 and ABC. He lives in London.