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Rupert Enticknap

Countertenor

Biography

British countertenor Rupert Enticknap made his Royal Opera debut in 2015 as Love/Nerillus (L’Ormindo) at the Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe. Previous performances at the Royal Opera House include in the world premiere of Richter’s SUM for ROH2 in the Linbury Studio Theatre.

Enticknap was a chorister at Magdalen College, Oxford. He studied music at King’s College London, where he was also a choral scholar, and singing at the Royal College of Music. He is a former member of the Junges Ensemble des Theater an der Wien, where he sang roles including the title roles in Handel’s Radamisto and Orlando. Other operatic engagements include the European (Kagel’s Mare nostrum) for Wiener Kammeroper, Ottone (L’incoronazione di Poppea) for the Innsbruck Music Festival, Ascalax (Telemann’s Orpheus) for the Classical Opera Company, the title role in Riccardo primo and Unulfo (Rodelinda) for the London Handel Festival and Arasse (Hasse’s Il siroe) and Apollo (Vinci’s Il medo) with Ensemble Serse. Role creations include Rosencrantz (Dean’s Hamlet) for Glyndebourne Festival.

Enticknap regularly performs in concert with leading orchestras and period ensembles, under such conductors as Laurence Cummings, Alan Curtis, René Jacobs, Ian Page, Christophe Rousset and Jean-Christophe Spinosi. Concert engagements include David (Saul) in Copenhagen, Lichas (Hercules) with The English Concert and Handel arias and duets with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra on tour. He was a finalist in Operalia 2017.