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Rodney Clarke is a bass-baritone opera singer of Jamaican origin.


Clarke was educated at Dulwich Collegemarker between 1989 and 1996. After leaving the College he studied at the Royal Academy of Musicmarker where he sang Buonafede Il mondo della luna and Forester Vixen (conducted by Mackerras). Whilst at the Royal Academy he was the winner of the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award 2001 and recipient of a Peter Moores Scholarship.

Career after the Royal Academy of Musicmarker

Rodney Clarke Biography
After studying at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was the winner of the prestigious Richard
Lewis/Jean Shanks Award 2001 and recipient of a Peter Moores Scholarship, Rodney Clarke has emerged asone of the prominent young talents in Opera and Concert, with critically praised performances of the Ferrymanin Britten's Curlew River at the BBC Proms (directed by Graham Vick) and in the title role Don Giovanni withBirmingham Opera. He has been recognised for his interpretation of Bach, Handel and Mozart in particular.His operatic engagements include Tancredi in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Howarth/Vick,Ferryman in Curlew River, Halsey/Vick - BBC Prom (Birmingham Opera Company) and Figaro in TheMarriage of Figaro, Page/Miller (English Touring Opera); Monk in Anthony Bailey's new opera The BlackMonk Steven Stead; Thoas in Iphigenie en Tauride (Welsh National Opera), Count Almaviva in Le Nozze diFigaro (Threestone Opera), Mel in The Knot Garden (Music Theatre Wales) - Linbury studio, Christus inBach's St. Matthew Passion semi-staged (Sussex Chorus), the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni withBirmingham Opera, directed by Graham Vick, Anastase Sante at the Aldeburgh Festival, Second Officer inKenneth Branagh's film version of The Magic Flute, the eponymous hero of the newly-commissionedJonathan Dove opera The Enchanted Pig, Ashmodeus Tobias and the Angel for the Young Vic, Leo Rebekkahfor the Norwegian Opera, Marquis D'Obigny La Traviata for Birmingham Opera Company and Jake Porgyand Bess for Opera National de Lyon.Rodney is much in demand as both a recitalist and concert singer,performing at many venues including the Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, St. John'sSmith Square and the Royal Albert Hall. Performances include a English Song recital with pianist MarinaSavova at the Purcell Room, a guest appearance with the Pavao Quartet in the presence of Her MajestyPrincess Anne, Haydn's Creation at the Royal Albert Hall under Sir David Willcocks, Bernstein's Mass at theBarbican with the LSO under Marin Alsop, title role in Porgy and Bess concert version with the Orchestra diSanta Cecilia, Rome under Wayne Marshall and Mozart Mass in C minor and Concert Arias at Cadogan Hall,London.


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