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British baritone Dominic Sedgwick is a graduate of the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and is a Rising Star of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

This season, Dominic returned to the Royal Opera House as Schaunard La Boheme, performed at Teatro Colón in a new production of Weill’s Die Seben Todsünden directed by Sophie Hunter and performed as Marullo Rigoletto at the Bremen Musikfest with Jérémie Rhorer. This year he makes company debuts with Opera North as Harlequin Ariadne auf Naxos and with Grange Park Opera as Albert in a new production of Massenet’s Werther.

In the 2021/22 season Dominic made a series of successful house debuts, including the role of Mark-Anthony at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in the world premiere of Julius Caesar by Giorgio Battistelli, his company debut with Opéra National de Bordeaux as Belcore L’Elisir d’amore, Schaunard La Boheme for Nevill Holt Opera, and a return to the Royal Opera House as Marullo in a new Oliver Mears production of Rigoletto.

Other recent engagements include his company debut for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence singing Merlot in a new production of Tristan und Isolde conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, the English Clerk in a critically acclaimed new production of Death in Venice by David McVicar and a livestream performance of Weill’s Mahagonny Songspiel/Die Seben Todsünden, both for the Royal Opera House.

On the concert platform he made his Canadian debut performing Handel’s Messiah with the National Arts Center Orchestra with Bernard Labadie, with recent concert engagements including Messiah with the OAE and the RLPO, his debut with the Britten Sinfonia performing Vaughan Williams’ Five Tudor Portraits, Pilate in Bach’s Matthäus-Passion at the BBC Proms with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen, concert arias with the OAE at the Bonn Beethoven Festival, as well as a number of concerts with the OAE featuring Bach Cantatas as part of their Bach, the Universe and Everything series at Kings Place.

In the Royal Opera’s 2018/19 season Dominic performed in two Olivier Award winning productions as Novice’s Friend Billy Budd (also covering the title role in Deborah Warner’s production) and Kuligin Katya Kabanova directed by Richard Jones. He also performed as Moralès and Dancaïre Carmen. His cohort of Jette Parker artists were nominated for a 2020 Olivier Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Opera’. He made his Royal Opera debut in 2017 as Marullo Rigoletto, with further roles in the 2017/18 season including Second Nazarene Salome, Moralès Carmen and Third Ghost Child Coraline (Mark-Anthony Turnage).
He trained at GSMD and continues to study with Robert Dean. He previously read Theology at Clare College, Cambridge.