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British Countertenor Rupert Enticknap was a chorister at Magdalen College Oxford, and held choral scholarships at Wells Cathedral and King’s College, London, where he gained a First Class Degree in Musicology. He then studied as a Scholar at Royal College of Music and The Royal College of Music International Opera School with Russell Smythe, graduating in July 2012.
Operatic engagements have included the title role in Riccardo Primo and Unulfo in Rodelinda for the London Handel Festival, conducted by Laurence Cummings; Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea for the Innsbruck Festwoche der Alten Musik and Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg; Second Witch / Spirit in Dido and Aeneas with Collegium Vocale Gent at Amsterdam’s Concertebouw; and the première of Max Richter’s SUM for ROH2 directed by Wayne McGregor, in the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Recent concert performances throughout the UK include Bach Matthäus Passion, Vivaldi Stabat Mater, Handel Messiah, Bach b minor mass, Bach cantatas BWV 106 &182 and Didymus Handel Theodora. His broadcasts include In Tune for BBC Radio 3 and during 2012, he gives solo recitals at the ‘Resonanzen Wien’ and the Innsbruck Festwoche. Recent concert engagements have included performances of J. S. Bach H-Molle Messe and Matthäus Passion, Händel’s Messiah and Theodora, Purcell’s Come Ye Sons of Art and Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater.
Rupert Enticknap has won prizes in major European competitions including the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg International Singing Competition, and the International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti held by the 2011 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music where he was the winner of the ‘Sonderpreis’.
Rupert has recently taken up a place in the Junges Ensemble at the Theater an der Wien. During the season 2012/13 he will sing L’umana Fragilità / Pisandro in Il ritorno d’Ulisse at the Theater an der Wien under Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques, cover the title role in Radamisto conducted by René Jacobs, and sing the title role in Orlando at the Wiener Kammeroper with the Bach Consort Wien under Rubén Dubrovsky.
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