Huw Montague Rendall Singer

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Biography

A former student of the Royal College of Music, Huw Montague Rendall trained with Russell Smythe, David Rendall and Philip Doghan. 

During summer 2016, he was a member of the Glyndebourne Festival’s Jerwood Young Artist, where he sang Fiorello (The Barber of Seville). The following summer he joined the Salzburg Festival Young Artists Programme, where he made his role debut as the Second Companion in Wozzeck

During two seasons at the International Opera Studio in Zurich, he sang Papageno (understudy - The Magic Flute), a Nazarene (Salome), Ramiro (L’Heure Espagnole), a Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo), the Third Clerk (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) and Yamadori (Madama Butterfly)

He also performed Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) at the Glyndebourne Festival, the title-role in Pelléas et Mélisande at the Opéra de Rouen, Papageno with Glyndebourne on Tour, Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Opéra national de Lorraine, Arlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Schaunard (La Bohème) at the Zurich Opera House, Marcello (La Bohème) at the Komische Oper Berlin and the Prince of Mantua (Fantasio) at the Garsington Opera. 

His concert repertoire includes Ein deutsches Requiem, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, a series of “Mozart Mornings” with Raphaël Pichon at the Salzburg Festival, and Walpurgisnacht with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 

In the 2021/22 season he made his debut as Papageno at the Royal Opera House in London and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and as Doctor Malatesta (Don Pasquale) at the Glyndebourne Festival. 

In concert, he reunited with Raphaël Pichon and the Ensemble Pygmalion to sing Christ in a European tour including three oratorios that Bach dedicated to the life of Christ: The Christmas Oratorio, the St John Passion and the Easter Oratorio, as well as with the pianist Simon Lepper for a solo recital at the Opéra de Lille.

Paris Opera debut

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 14 June to 15 July 2023
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