Tenor Rupert Charlesworth has earned rave reviews in English National Opera’s production of Magic Flute. Mark Berry, in Seen and Heard International, writes, “Rupert Charlesworth stood out in the role of Tamino where he was described by critics as “an excellent Tamino, beauty of vocal line allied to unmistakeable sincerity of purpose.” Bachtrack’s Par Dominic Lowe says, ““very much a princely Tamino, a commanding heroic figure with a butch tenor to match.”
Rupert Charlesworth read Music at King’s College London and studies with Philip Doghan. He trained at the Royal Academy of Music where he was generously supported by the Karaviotis Scholarship, the John Kenneth Adams Scholarship, the Josephine Baker Trust, the Countess of Munster Trust and Mr and Mrs Sommerville. He was a 2011 Academy Laureate of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and won both the Jury and Audience prizes of the 2013 Handel Singing Competition which he repeated at the 2014 International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti.
2018/19 season sees Rupert in the role of Nikolaus Sprink in the UK premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night at Opera North; Tamino in The Magic Flute at English National Opera; performances of Miranda with Opéra Comique; and Handel’s Messiah with l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Le Concert Spirituel.
Simon McBurney’s “exhilarating” (The Guardian) and “truly magical” (The Daily Express) revival production runs at The London Coliseum through 11 April. Please visit www.eno.org for more information and to purchase tickets.