Charles Rice | Baritone


Charles Rice



Charles Rice recently returned to English National Opera as Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème in the 2021-22 season, followed by Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opéra de Lille). His engagements also included Oreste in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride (Angers Nantes Opéra, where he earlier appeared in the title role of Thomas’s Hamlet), and his debut in the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Opéra de Avignon). Other recent appearances include Robert Cecil in Britten’s Gloriana Teatro Real, Oronte in Charpentier’s Médée (Grand Théâtre de Genève), Simonson in Alfano’s Risurrezione (Wexford Festival Opera), Gabey in Bernstein’s On the Town, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan), Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (Angers Nantes Opéra), Figaro in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Maximmilian in Bernstein’s Candide (The Grange Festival), Ned Keene in Britten’s Peter Grimes (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia), Arthur Koestler in the premiere of Michel Tabachnik’s Benjamin, dernière nuit and Procolo in Donizetti’s Viva la Mamma! (Opéra de Lyon), as well as Hermann in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, which marked his debut at the Royal Opera House in London. He studied with Mark Wildman at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio. He makes his INO debut in Werther.

April 2023