The British baritone Jeremy Carpenter studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under the tutelage of Ellis Keeler, Rudolf Piernay and David Pollard. During the spring of 2013 he appeared as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at Grand Théâtre de Genève and Sir Robert Cecil in Britten's Gloriana at the ROH Covent Garden. Recently he returned to Covent Garden for the role of Guglielmo Cecil in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda. The current season includes the role of the Protecor in George Benjamin's Written on Skin at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm.
Jeremy Carpenter began the 2010/2011 season singing the role of Gérard in Andrea Chénier at the Royal Swedish Opera with critical acclaim, followed by Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with the Angers Nantes Opéra. The last seasons have included Escamillo in Carmen at the Royal Swedish Opera as well as the Malmö Opera and Talpa in concert performances of Puccini's Il tabarro with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Harding.
Jeremy Carpenter’s repertoire includes Count and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Marcello in La Bohème, Lescaut in Manon Lescaut, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sid in Albert Herring, Falke in Die Fledermaus, Dancairo and Morales in Carmen, and the title roles of Don Giovanni and Gianni Schicchi. He has appeared at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Opéra de Lille, Grange Park Opera, Theater S:t Gallen, the Royal Swedish Opera and elsewhere. During the autumn of 2009 Jeremy Carpenter sang Zurga in Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles at the Folkoperan, Stockholm, followed by Marullo in Rigoletto in Dijon.
Equally at home on the concert platform, Jeremy Carpenter has appeared in Orff’s Carmina Burana, Brahms’ Liebesliederwaltzer and Ein deutsches Requiem, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Charles Villiers Stanford’s Songs of the Sea and Maxwell-Davies The Martyrdom of St Magnus and Vaughan-Williams Sea Symphony. During the spring of 2015 he will sing Elgar’s The Kingdom with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Edo de Waart.
Jeremy Carpenter is a Swedish resident.
Jeremy Carpenter was quite outstanding as the Queen’s "trusty elf”, Robert Cecil. (www.classicalsource.com)
Updated January 2015