Baritone Duncan Rock studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and subsequently at the National Opera Studio.
Fast establishing himself as an outstanding young singer and performer he was a Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival and the recipient of the 2010 John Christie Award. He was also the winner of the 2012 Chilcott Award – the inaugural award from the Susan Chilcott Scholarship to support a ‘major young artist with the potential to make an international impact’.
His engagements in the 2015/16 season include Marcello in a new production of La bohème at the English National Opera, Belcore L’elisir d’amore for Opera North, Billy Bigelow Carousel in his début for the Houston Grand Opera and Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Glyndebourne Festival.
He has sung also Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin and at the Glyndebourne Festival; the title role in Don Giovanni for the Boston Lyric Opera and the Welsh National Opera; Papageno The Magic Flute for the English National Opera; Billy Bigelow for the Théâtre du Châtelet; Marullo Rigoletto at Covent Garden and English Clerk & Guide Death in Venice for the Teatro Réal in Madrid. Future seasons see him return to the Covent Garden, the Teatro Réal in Madrid and make his début at the Metropolitan Opera.
Highlights on the concert platform include appearances at the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis and Sakari Oramo, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with David Hill and the London Symphony Orchestra with Valery Gergiev and Donald Runnicles.