Morgan Pearse

Samling Artist Programme: 2013

Morgan Pearse hails from Sydney in Australia and recently completed a tenure with the Houston Grand Opera Studio. This season he returned to the UK and his début at English National Opera taking the role of Figaro The Barber of Seville. Concert highlights include a recital at Wigmore Hall, appearances as soloist with the Birmingham Philharmonic, Moscow Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra in Madrid and King’s College Choir Cambridge.

During his tenure at Houston Morgan’s roles included Papageno The Magic Flute, Yamadori Madama Butterfly, Anthony Sweeney Todd and the cover of Guglielmo Così fan tutte. He went on to perform Figaro in Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles for Wolftrap Opera in Virginia.

In 2013 Morgan was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) and won the Gold Medal at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition. He subsequently took the title role in Owen Wingrave with Sydney Chamber Opera and made his debut with English National Opera as Pompeo Benvenuto Cellini.

Born in 1988, Morgan Pearse studied at the Sydney Conservatorium & University and the Royal College of Music International Opera School, where he won the prestigious Lies Askonas Prize. He has also won the John Warner Recital Competition and the RCM’s Schumann Competition, and is an awardee from the Australian Music Foundation, the Tate Foundation, the Cook Society and the Josephine Baker Trust.