Rupert Charlesworth

Tenor

Biography

Rupert, who is praised for his ‘stunning technique and musicality’ (Planet Hugill), enjoys a busy career at the opera theatre and on stage. His 16/17 highlights include; the release and European tour of a disc of never before recorded works of CPE Bach with Café Zimmermann; a festival d’Aix en Provence production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Beijing Music Festival; Fairy Queen at Theater an der Wien; George Benjamin’s Written on Skin at the Bolshoi Theatre; the Funeral Director in Bernstein’s A Quiet Place with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Messiah conducted by Hervé Niquet with Le Concert Spirituel; Brockes Passion at the Handel Festival in Gottingen and a recital at the Philharmonie de Paris again with festival d’Aix-en Provence.

Rupert’s operatic roles include Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Aix, Damon Acis and Galatea and Younger Son in Trauernacht – Katie Mitchell’s staging of Bach cantatas – all for the Aix-en-Provence Festival; Lucano and Soldier 1 L’Incoronazione di Poppea at Theater an der Wien; First Armed Man Die Zauberflöte – for ENO. In concert he has appeared as Narrator Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda with the Orquestra Barroca Casa da Musica, Porto / Laurence Cummings and Angel 3 and John in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin with the Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra. College roles included Tamino Die Zaubderflöte and Count Enrico La Vera Costanza under Trevor Pinnock.

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Reviews

“Stunning technique and musicality from Rupert Charlesworth. Rupert Charlesworth gave us some very fine Handel singing indeed, he has an enviably strong technique combined with the ability to use it to highly musical and dramatic purposes, plus a very strong and attractive stage presence.”

Planet Hugill

“Rupert Charlesworth brought a controlled tenor to Tamino’s ‘Dies Bildnis’ and displayed a sweet-toned mezza voce.”

Opera

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“Stunning technique and musicality from Rupert Charlesworth. Rupert Charlesworth gave us some very fine Handel singing indeed, he has an enviably strong technique combined with the ability to use it to highly musical and dramatic purposes, plus a very strong and attractive stage presence ”

Planet Hugill 

“Rupert Charlesworth brought a controlled tenor to Tamino’s ‘Dies Bildnis’ and displayed a sweet-toned mezza voce. ”

Opera 

“…[Rupert Charlesworth] sang beautifully, a tenor with an attractive hint of baritone weight and a graceful higher register – he made his mark with a seraphic ‘Dies Bildnis’ and just got better. ”

www.classicalsource.com 

“And strongly acted supporting performances came from Rupert Charlesworth as the Soldier. ”

MusicalCriticism.com 

“All outstanding … and tenor Rupert Charlesworth very beautiful timbres are heard, elegant, perfectly placed in this dark register, shaded by long silences, but with restrained force. ”

La Marseillaise