Baritone Duncan Rock made his Royal Ballet debut in 2013 in Will Tuckett’s Elizabeth. He made his Royal Opera debut in 2014 as Marullo (Rigoletto) and in the 2017/18 Season sings Schaunard (La bohème).
Rock was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Australia. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. Engagements include Marcello and Schaunard (La bohème), Papageno (The Magic Flute), Donald (Billy Budd) and Moralès (Carmen) for English National Opera, Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia) for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Tarquinius and Novice’s Friend (Billy Budd) for Glyndebourne Festival, Billy Bigelow (Carousel) for Houston Grand Opera and Théâtre du Châtelet, Don Giovanni for Glyndebourne on Tour, Welsh National Opera and Boston Lyric Opera, Marcello and Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) for Opera North, English Clerk/Guide (Death in Venice) and Donald for Teatro Real, Madrid, and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for Garsington Opera.
Concert appearances include at the Last Night of the Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo and with orchestras including London Symphony Orchestra, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Teatro Real, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, and conductors Ivor Bolton, Paul Daniel, Valery Gergiev, Sascha Goetzel, David Hill, Nicholas McGegan and Simon Rattle. Rock has been a Samling scholar and a Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist. His other awards include the 2012 Susan Chilcott Scholarship.
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