Jeremy Carpenter

Baritone

The British baritone Jeremy Carpenter will this season return to the role of Danilo in Die Lustige Witwe at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. Last season he appeared as Zhou Enlai in John Adams Nixon in China as well as Danilo at the Royal Swedish Opera. Jeremy was also a guest at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow where he, together with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in George Benjamin's Written on Skin, appeared in the role of the Protector.


Jeremy Carpenter has previously sung the role of Germont in La Traviata at Folkoperan in Stockholm and he has sung the Protector in Written on Skin at the Royal Swedish. In 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. In 2014 he returned to the Covent Garden for the role of Guglielmo Cecil in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda.


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 he has appeared as Zurga in Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles at the Folkoperan and Marullo in Rigoletto in Dijon. Jeremy has also sung 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.


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, Vaughan-Williams Sea Symphony and Elgar’s The Kingdom with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Edo de Waart.


Jeremy Carpenter studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under the tutelage of Ellis Keeler, Rudolf Piernay and David Pollard. Jeremy is a Swedish resident.


Jeremy Carpenter was quite outstanding as the Queen’s "trusty elf”, Robert Cecil. (www.classicalsource.com)

 

Updated October 2017