In the 2013/14 Season Jeremy White sings Old Servant (Elektra), Comte de Vaudemont (Les Vêpres siciliennes), First Apprentice (Wozzeck), One-Armed Brother (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Marquis d’Obigny (La traviata), Sacristan (Tosca), Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro), Naval Captain (Manon Lescaut), Truffaldino (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Benoît (La bohème) for The Royal Opera. He made his debut with the Company in 1991, and has appeared in every Season since then, his roles including Hans Foltz (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Reinmar von Zweter (Tannhäuser) and Daddy Hogan (Anna Nicole).
White was born in Liverpool and started singing as a choirboy in the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. He appeared on stage for the first time aged seven, as the second witch in Dido and Aeneas. He won a choral scholarship to Queen’s College, Oxford, and upon graduating became a founding member of the Tallis Scholars and a member of The Sixteen, before spending several years as a BBC Singer. White’s work as an opera singer has taken him all over Europe, to opera houses including La Scala, Milan, English National Opera and Glyndebourne, and to the Metropolitan Opera, New York. He has also recorded extensively, with credits including Israel in Egypt with Andrew Parrott and Paul Bunyan with Richard Hickox.
White is an instrumentalist and arranger of music, and is Chair of the Trustees for Spode Music Week.
Jeremy White as Antonio and Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014
Kiandra Howarth as Echo, Wynne Evans as Scaramuccio, Paul Schweinester as Brighella, Karita Mattila as Ariadne, Jane Archibald as Zerbinetta and Jeremy White as Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014
Jeremy White as Truffaldino, Wynne Evans as Scaramuccio and Paul Schweinester as Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014
Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo, Lauri Vasar as Schaunard, Jeremy White as Benoît and Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014
Hubert Francis as Hunchback Brother, Johan Reuter as Barak, Adrian Clarke as One-Eyed Brother and Jeremy White as One-Armed Brother in Die Frau ohne Schatten © ROH / Clive Barda 2014
Jeremy White as One-Armed Brother, Adrian Clarke as One-Eyed Brother, Hubert Francis as Hunchback Brother and Elena Pankratova as Barak's Wife in Die Frau ohne Schatten © ROH / Clive Barda 2014
Jeremy White in Tosca, The Royal Opera © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013
Rebecca Evans as Nella, Alan Oke as Gherardo, Francesco Demuro as Rinuccio, Robert Poulton as Marco, Elena Zilio as Zita, Gwynne Howell as Simone, Marie McLaughlin as La Ciesca and Jeremy White as Betto Di Signa in Gianni Schicchi © ROH / Bill Cooper 2011
Jacques Imbrailo as Schaunard, Jeremy White as Benoit, Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo and Gabriele Viviani as Marcello in La Bohème © Johan Persson/ROH 2009
Jacques Imbrailo as Schaunard, Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo, Jeremy White as Benoit and Gabriele Viviani as Marcello in La Bohème © Johan Persson/ROH 2009
Jeremy White as Truffaldino, Gillian Keith as Zerbinetta, Ji-Min Park as Scaramuccio and Haovin Xue as Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos, The Royal Opera © ROH / Clive Barda 2008
Jeremy White as Truffaldino and Gillian Keith as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, The Royal Opera © ROH / Clive Barda 2008