Photo: Dominic Sedgwick with leader Christopher Glynn at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, March 2017. Photo credit: Mark Pinder
British baritone Dominic Sedgwick joined the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House at the beginning of the 2017/18 season, having recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Opera School where he studied with Robert Dean. He previously read Theology at Clare College, Cambridge.
He made his Royal Opera House debut as Marullo Rigoletto in December 2017 with further roles in the 2017/18 season including Second Nazarene Salome, Moralès in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Carmen and Third Ghost Child Coraline (Mark-Anthony Turnage/world premiere at the Barbican Theatre). In July 2018 he will perform in the annual JPYAP Showcase on the ROH stage. He was recently announced as an inaugural Askonas Holt Rising Star, and received the Audience Prize at the 2017 Grange International Singing Competition.
Dominic is a Samling Artist, a Britten Pears Young Artist, an inaugural Drake Calleja Scholar and a recipient of awards from the Help Musicians UK Tutton Awards, the Countess of Munster Trust and the Kathleen Trust. He joined the Glyndebourne Chorus in 2017, also preforming Flora’s Servant La Traviata and Harlequin (cover) Ariadne auf Naxos, and in March 2017 he created the role of Damyan in the world premiere Julian Philips’ The Tale of Januarie’ for GSMD. Other roles include Duke Robert Iolanta, Junius The Rape of Lucretia – both for GSMD Opera; the title role in Owen Wingrave for British Youth Opera at the Peacocke Theatre; Falke Die Fledermaus for Opera Danube and Papageno Die Zauberflöte as a Longborough Festival Young Artist.
Dominic performs widely as a soloist on both the concert and recital platform, with debut appearances in the 2017/2018 season at Sage Gateshead, the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, and in regular recital as a member of the JPYA programme.
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