Rupert Charlesworth was born in the United Kingdom and studied at King’s College and the Royal Academy of Music. He was a 2011 Laureate at the Aix Festival Academy and he won both the Jury and Audience prizes at the Handel Singing Competition in 2013—a feat he would replicate at the Pietro Antonio Cesti Baroque Opera competition in 2014. He has performed at London’s Royal Opera House (Marzio in Mitridate) and appeared with the Glyndebourne Touring Opera (Laerte in Brett Dean’s Hamlet). He has also made guest appearances at the English National Opera (the First Armoured Man in Die Zauberflöte), The Aix Festival (Emilio in Partenope, the Dancing Master in Ariadne auf Naxos, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Damon in Acis et Galatée), and the Theater an der Wien (Lucano in L’Incoronazione di Poppea). He sang in the world premiere productions of Joanna Lee’s The Way Back Home at the English National Opera and Kevin Puts’ Silent Night (inspired by the film Joyeux Noël) at the Opera North. More recently, he sang the roles of Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) at the English National Opera, Ferdinand (Miranda) at the Opéra Comique and the Bordeaux Opera, Handel’s Messiah with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Concert Spirituel, and the St Matthew Passion with the North London Chorus. Since the 2019-2020 season, he has been a member of the Hanover Staatsoper troupe where he has sung the roles of Tamino, Narraboth (Salomé), and Oronte (Alcina).
Rupert Charlesworth is making his Paris Opera debut