Baritone Dominic Sedgwick is currently a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He joined the programme from the start of of the 2017/18 season and made his Royal Opera debut as Marullo in Rigoletto, with further roles including Second Nazarene in Salome, Moralès in Carmen, and Third Ghost Child in Coraline (Mark-Anthony Turnage/world premiere at the Barbican Theatre). He also covered Schaunard in La bohème, Father/Other Father in Coraline, and Masetto in Don Giovanni.
In the 2018/19 ROH season, Dominic will perform as Novice's Friend in Billy Budd, in Deborah Warner's acclaimed production conducted by Ivor Bolton; Kuligin in Katya Kabanova, in a new Richard Jones production conducted by Edward Gardner; and the roles of Moralès and Dancaïre in Carmen, as Barrie Kosky's unique production returns to the Royal Opera. Other operatic appearances include Flora’s Servant in La Traviata and Harlequin (cover) in Ariadne auf Naxos for Glyndebourne Festival Opera; the title role in Owen Wingrave for British Youth Opera; Falke in Die Fledermaus for Opera Danube; and Junius in The Rape of Lucretia, Robert in Iolanta, and Damyan in The Tale of Januarie (Julian Philips’s World Premiere) all for GSMD Opera.
Dominic’s upcoming concert repertory includes Brahms Requiem, Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem, Bach Christmas Oratorio, and Mendelssohn Eljiah. He has performed widely as a soloist on the concert and recital platform, with recent debut performances at Sage Gateshead, the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, and the London Song Festival.
In July 2019 he will make his Wigmore Hall debut with pianist Ceri Owen as a Concordia Artist.
Dominic is an alumnus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and continues to study with Robert Dean. He is a Samling Artist, a Britten Pears Artist, a Drake Calleja Scholar, and an inaugural Askonas Holt Rising Star. He was awarded the Audience Prize as a finalist in the Grange Festival International Singing Competition (2017). He read Theology at Clare College, Cambridge.
A Cambridge Songbook
In a celebratory opening recital three award-winning young singers perform a book of songs by Cambridge composers past and present.
Lessons in Songmaking
Student musicians explore song performance in an open class with acclaimed pianist Andrew West.
Internationally-renowned tenor Robert Murray and pianist Andrew West are joined by actor and poet Seán Street in this unique performance of Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter Journey).
Folklore and Fairytales
Two Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden perform songs from Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook.