Charles Rice returned to English National Opera as Marcello in La Boheme in the 21/22 season followed by Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a new Laurent Pelly production at the Opera de Lille.

Charles studied with Mark Wildman at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio.

Career Highlights

Engagements in the 20/21 season have included Oreste Iphigenie en Tauride for the Opéra de Nantes, Rennes and Angers where he appeared last year in the title role of Thomas’ Hamlet, as well as his role debut as Don Giovanni for the Opéra de Avignon.

Other recent appearances included Robert Cecil GlorianaTeatro Real; Oronte MédéeGrand Théâtre de Genève; Simonson Ivanovich RisurrezioneWexford Festival Opera; Gabey On the Town; Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan; Eugene Onegin Angers Nantes Opéra; Figaro The Barber of Seville and Maximilian Candide The Grange Festival; Ned Keene Peter GrimesPalau de Les Arts Reina Sofia Valencia; Arthur Koestler Benjamin, dernière nuit (world premiere) and Procolo Viva la MammaOpéra de Lyon, as well as Hermann Les Contes d’Hoffmann which marked his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

Current and future concerts include Carmina Burana Liepaja Symphony Latvia, Lancelot CamelotLondon Palladium and Barney The Silver TassieBBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican.

Past engagements have included Escamillo CarmenStadttheater Klagenfurt and Vorarlberger
, Harlekin Ariadne auf Naxos and Silvio PagliacciOpéra de Toulon, Sid Albert HerringEnglish Touring Opera, HK Gruber’s Gloria – A Pigtale Mahogany Opera Group tour (Linbury Studio, Bregenz Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Festival), roles in CandideOpéra National de Lorraine, Ned Keene Peter GrimesAldeburgh Festival, Bello La Fanciulla del WestEnglish National Opera, Conte Robinson Il Matrimonio Segreto Festival de Sédières, Morales CarmenRoyal Albert Hall, Angelotti ToscaGrange Park Opera, Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte with Jane Glover and John Cox, and the Vicar in John Copley’s first Albert Herring, both for RAO.

He covered Mr Redburn Billy BuddGlyndebourne Festival Opera, and sang the Cat in Stravinsky’s RenardGlyndebourne Jerwood Young Artist Programme.

He has covered Cavaliere die Ripafratta in Martinu’s MirandolinaGarsington Opera, and sung James Pirates of Penzance Buxton, Saretski Eugene Onegin Iford Arts and Falke Die FledermausAlternative Opera.

Concert engagements include Carmina BuranaThe Philharmonia Chorus, Messiah Royal Festival Hall, Haydn The SeasonsDulwich Choral Society, Brahms RequiemCanterbury Cathedral and St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Faure Requiem St Martin-in-the-Fields, Durufle RequiemChelmsford Cathedral, Mozart RequiemCadogan Hall, RossiniPetite Messe SolennelleGuildford Cathedral and Rutter’s Mass of the Children Mayfield Festival.

Last updated: 25th May 2022