The British baritone Jeremy Carpenter commenced this season with the role of Germont in La traviata at the Royal Swedish Opera, where he this spring sings Judge Turpin in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. The autumn included the role of The Man in the world premiere of The Book of Life by Sven-David Sandström, together with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. The upcoming season of 2023/24 begins with the role of Orest in Strauss’ Elektra, followed by the title role in a new production of Don Giovanni, both at the Royal Swedish Opera.
Jeremy Carpenter is a frequent guest at the Royal Swedish Opera, where he has appeared as of Philippe in Rufus Wainwright’s opera Prima Donna, the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Dr. Pangloss in Bernstein’s Candide, Marquis de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des carmélites and the title role of Don Giovanni. He has appeared as Danilo in Die Lustige Witwe, Zhou Enlai in John Adams’ Nixon in China, Dr. Vigelius and The baron in Schreker’s Der ferne Klang, the Protector in Written on Skin, Escamillo in Carmen and Gérard in Andrea Chénier. Jeremy has also sung Angelotti in a filmed concert version of Tosca for the Royal Swedish Opera digital stage Operan Play, also broadcasted on the European streaming platform OperaVision in 2021.
Jeremy Carpenter has performed the role of the Protector at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’s production of Written on Skin as well as in semi-staged performances on tour in China, together with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra led by Laurence Renes.
Jeremy has sung Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at Grand Théâtre de Genève and the role of Sir Robert Cecil in Britten's Gloriana and Guglielmo Cecil in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. He has appeared as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with the Angers Nantes Opéra and as Marullo in Rigoletto in Dijon. At Folkoperan in Stockholm, he has sung the roles of Germont in La traviata and Zurga in Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles and he has appeared as Escamillo in Carmen at the Malmö Opera.
Jeremy Carpenter’s repertoire also includes the 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 role of Gianni Schicchi. He has appeared at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Opéra de Lille, Grange Park Opera, Theater S:t Gallen 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. He has also sung the role of Talpa in concert performances of Puccini's Il tabarro with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Harding.
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.