British baritone Dominic Sedgwick is a recent graduate of the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House and has been selected as a Rising Star of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for the 2019/20 and 20/21 seasons. He previously studied at GSMD with Robert Dean.
After returning to the Royal Opera as the English Clerk in a new production of Death in Venice by David McVicar, further engagements for the 2019/20 season include performing Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder with the OAE at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bach Cantatas with the OAE at Kings Place, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bract in She Described it to Death by Matt Rogers for the ROH Linbury and his debut with the Grange Festival as Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
In March he will perform in the semi-finals of the 2020 Glyndebourne Cup. This season he has also made debut performances with the RLPO with Sofi Jeannin and at the Bonn Beethoven Festival with the OAE.
In the Royal Opera’s 2018/19 season Dominic performed as Novice’s Friend Billy Budd (also covering the title role), Kuligin Katya Kabanova in Richard Jones’ Olivier Award winning new production, Moralès and Dancaïre in Barrie Kosky’s Carmen, and performed as Pelléas Pelléas et Mélisande and Figaro Il Barbiere di Sivilgia in the 2019 JPYAP Showcase.
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 also covered Schaunard La Boheme, Father Coraline, and Masetto Don Giovanni. Previous operatic roles include Harlequin (cover) Ariadne auf Naxos for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, title role Owen Wingrave for British Youth Opera, and Junius The Rape of Lucretia, Robert Iolanta and Damyan The Tale of Januarie all for GSMD Opera.
Dominic performs widely as a soloist on both the concert and recital platform. In 2019 he made his debut recital at the Wigmore Hall with pianist Ceri Owen, and again as an alumnus of the Samling Artist Programme.
During his studies he was a Samling Artist, a Britten Pears Artist, a Drake Calleja Scholar and was awarded the Audience Prize as a finalist in the Grange Festival International Singing Competition 2017. He previously read Theology at Clare College, Cambridge.