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Jeremy White



Jeremy White in action.
Jeremy White in Tosca, The Royal Opera © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

English bass Jeremy White made his Royal Opera debut in 1991 as Thoré (Les Huguenots) and has appeared in every Season since, his many roles including Kecal (The Bartered Bride), Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro), Marquis d’Obigny (La traviata), Comte de Vaudemont (Les Vêpres siciliennes), Reinmar von Zweter (Tannhäuser), Hans Foltz (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Surin (The Queen of Spades), Peacham (The Beggar’s Opera), Naval Captain (Manon Lescaut), Benoît (La bohème), Sacristan (Tosca), Old Servant (Elektra), Truffaldino (Ariadne auf Naxos), One-Armed Brother (Die Frau ohne Schatten), First Apprentice (Wozzeck), Snug (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Alterkan, in the world premiere of Donizetti’s Elisabetta. He created the roles of Parsons (1984) and Daddy Hogan (Anna Nicole) for The Royal Opera. In the 2018/19 Season he sings Marquis d’Obigny, Schmidt (Andrea Chénier), Nikitich (Boris Godunov) and Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro).

White was born in Liverpool and sang as a choirboy in the Liverpool Catholic Cathedral. He appeared on stage for the first time aged seven, as the second witch in Dido and Aeneas. He won a choral scholarship to Queen’s College, Oxford, and upon graduating became a founding member of the Tallis Scholars and a member of The Sixteen, before spending several years as a BBC Singer. As an opera singer White has performed with such companies as La Scala, Milan, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival (where his roles include Dansker in Billy Budd), Bregenz Festival, Dutch National Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía and at the BBC Proms. He has also recorded extensively, his credits including Israel in Egypt with Andrew Parrott and Paul Bunyan with Richard Hickox.

White is also an instrumentalist and arranger of music. He is Chair of the Trustees for Spode Music Week, and the former Director and Trustee of the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge.


Jeremy White as Talpa, Carlo Bosi as Tina, Patricia Racette as Giorgetta in Il tabarro

Jeremy White as One-Armed Brother, Adrian Clarke as One-Eyed Brother, Hubert Francis as Hunchback Brother and Elena Pankratova as Barak's Wife in Die Frau ohne Schatten

Jeremy White as Truffaldino and Gillian Keith as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, The Royal Opera

Jeremy White

Marco Vinco, Joseph Calleja, Jeremy White and Lucas Meachem in La bohème

Vittorio Grigòlo as Rodolfo, Lauri Vasar as Schaunard, Jeremy White as Benoît and Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Jonhmin Park as Colline, Markus Werba as Marcello, Jeremy White as Benoît, Daniel Grice as Schaunard and Charles Castronovo as Rodolfo in La bohème

Kiandra Howarth as Echo, Wynne Evans as Scaramuccio, Paul Schweinester as Brighella, Karita Mattila as Ariadne, Jane Archibald as Zerbinetta and Jeremy White as Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos

Jacques Imbrailo as Schaunard, Jeremy White as Benoit, Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo and Gabriele Viviani as Marcello in La Bohème

Marco Vinco, Joseph Calleja, Jeremy White and Lucas Meachem in La bohème

Jeremy White as Truffaldino, Wynne Evans as Scaramuccio and Paul Schweinester as Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos

Hubert Francis as Hunchback Brother, Johan Reuter as Barak, Adrian Clarke as One-Eyed Brother and Jeremy White as One-Armed Brother in Die Frau ohne Schatten

Jacques Imbrailo as Schaunard, Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, Jeremy White as Benoit and Gabriele Viviani as Marcello in La Bohème

Jeremy White as Antonio and Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Jeremy White in Tosca, The Royal Opera

Jeremy White as Truffaldino, Gillian Keith as Zerbinetta, Ji-Min Park as Scaramuccio and Haovin Xue as Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos, The Royal Opera

Rebecca Evans as Nella, Alan Oke as Gherardo, Francesco Demuro as Rinuccio, Robert Poulton as Marco, Elena Zilio as Zita, Gwynne Howell as Simone, Marie McLaughlin as La Ciesca and Jeremy White as Betto Di Signa in Gianni Schicchi