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Marcus Farnsworth

Baritone

Biography

English baritone Marcus Farnsworth made his Royal Opera House debut in 2013 as Eddy (Greek) for Music Theatre Wales and has since returned to sing Lance Corporal Lewis (In Parenthesis) for Welsh National Opera.

Farnsworth studied at Manchester University and the Royal Academy of Music. He won the 2009 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and the Song Prize at the 2011 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. Operatic engagements include Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for Bergen National Opera, Kelvin (Fujikura’s Solaris) in Paris, Lille and Lausanne and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), English Clerk (Death in Venice) and Novice’s Friend (Billy Budd) for English National Opera. Opera performances in concert include Kilian (Der Freischütz) with London Symphony Orchestra under Colin Davis, Sid (Albert Herring) with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) with Early Opera Company at Wigmore Hall.

Farnsworth sings widely in concert, in repertory including Britten’s War Requiem (Adelaide Symphony Orchestra), The Apostles and Missa solemnis (Three Choirs Festival), Nielsen’s Third Symphony, Carmina Burana, L’Enfance du Christ and Sawer’s Flesh and Blood (world premiere) with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Ein deutsches Requiem for Aldeburgh Music. He regularly sings in recital at Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw, La Monnaie, Brussles, Opéra de Lille and the Australian Chamber Music Festival, among others. He is Founder and Artistic Director of the Southwell Music Festival, and an Associate of the RAM.