Some Enchanted Evening - R&H
Live performance for BBC Radio 2 FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT
|Vocal ability:||Classically trained||Like to join a band:||No
Rodney Clarke studied singing with Professor Mark Wildman at the Royal Academy of Music where he was awarded the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award 2001 and generously supported by the Sir Peter Moores Foundation. He has performed with many companies including, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Birmingham Opera Company, Music Theatre Wales, Opera National de Lyon, Le Theatre du Chatelet, Paris and The Norwegian Opera.
He has been recognized for his versatility, performing works by Bach, Handel and Mozart to works by Errolyn Wallen, Jonathan Dove and Glenn Erik Haugland. He has participated in television projects for the BBC, featured in the award-winning production of Bernstein's On the Town (ENO) directed by Jude Kelly and appeared as An Officer in Kenneth Branagh's film version of Mozart's The Magic Flute.
Rodney performed the title role in Porgy and Bess in concert with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Reykjavik and baritone soloist in Stephen Oliver's operatic sketch A Man of Feeling with Graham Vick's Birmingham Opera Company. Recent performances include Guglielmo in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, at Longborough Festival Opera and Grand Pretre in Saint Saens Samson et Dalilah, Opera Proyect Valladolid and Pasha Selim in Mozart’s Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail at Opera di Roma.
On the concert platform he has performed at St.John's, Smith Square, The Royal Festival Hall, The Purcell Room, The Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall, highlights including Haydn's Creation RAH under Sir David Willcocks, Bernstein's Mass with LSO under Marin Alsop, Husky Miller in Carmen Jones at the Royal Festival Hall and title role in Porgy and Bess with the Orchestra and Chorus of Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome under Wayne Marshall. Other highlights include the premier of One Sun One World by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon at the Royal Albert Hall, Polyphemus in the BBC's documentary of The Birth of British Music Handel and Purcell series, Jake in Porgy and Bess with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Styriarte Festspiele, Graz in Austria and a Wigmore Hall debut with a recital of Hesketh songs from Music To a Distant Drum with Ensemble 10/10 RLPO. Recent engagements include Vaughan Williams Seranade to Music (Queen Eliazabeth Hall) with John Wilson and Bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah alongside Dame Emma Kirkby in Trondheim, Norway.