Duncan Rock was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Australia. He is fast making his mark on the international opera stage. He is currently a Harewood Artist for English National Opera where he recently made his Coliseum debut singing Donald in David Alden’s new production of Billy Budd. Also for ENO this season he will appear as Morales in a new version of Carmen, Schaunard in Johnathan Miller’s La Boheme, and as Papageno in the final revival of Nicholas Hytner’s much-loved The Magic Flute.
As 2010 Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne Festival Opera Duncan was awarded the prestigious John Christie Award. For Glyndebourne he has sung in Rake’s Progress (designed by David Hockney), Billy Budd (directed by Michael Grandage) and the acclaimed production of L’Incoronazione di Poppea. He will return to Glyndebourne in 2013 for both its Festival and touring seasons.
Death in Venice (2014)
Death in Venice by B. Britten, from Teatro Real, 2014. Directed by Willy Decker, conductor Alejo Pérez, starring Anthony Roth Costanzo, Duncan Rock, John Daszak, Leigh Melrose and Tomasz Borczyk.
Adapted from Thomas Mann’s 1912 novella, Death in Venice was Benjamin Britten’s last opera, the comp...
Billy Budd (2017)
Billy Budd by B. Britten, from Teatro Real - Madrid, 2017. Directed by Deborah Warner, conductor Ivor Bolton, starring Duncan Rock, David Soar, Thomas Oliemans, Toby Spence, Brindley Sherratt, Jacques Imbrailo, Torben Jürgens and Christopher Gillet. Performed in English and subtitled in English, ...
The Rake's Progress (2010)
The Rake's Progress by I.Stravinsky, from Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 2010. Directed by John Cox, conductor Vladimir Jurowski, starring Matthew Rose, Miah Persson and Topi Lehtipuu. Performed in English and subtitled in English.