Jeremy Carpenter


The British baritone Jeremy Carpenter began this season with the role of Philippe in Rufus Wainwright’s opera Prima Donna at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. He will this spring sing the Protector in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin in Valetta, Malta. Last season included the roles Dr. Vigelius and The baron in Schreker’s Der ferne Klang and Dr. Pangloss in Bernstein’s Candide, on the same stage.

Jeremy Carpenter has during the previous seasons been a frequent guest at the Royal Swedish Opera, where he has appeared as Marquis de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des carmélites, the title role of Don Giovanni, he har appeared as Danilo in Die Lustige Witwe Zhou Enlai in John Adams’ Nixon in China, the Protector in Written on Skin, Escamillo in Carmen and Gérard in Andrea Chénier.

Jeremy Carpenter has sung 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 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.

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


January 2021