London-based baritone Dominic Sedgwick currently studies with Robert Dean on the prestigious Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Operatic roles in the 2015/16 season include Owen/Owen Wingrave (British Youth Opera), Angus Mackay/Harbour (GSMD Operamakers new commission), Scherasmin/Oberon (LSSO Barbican Hall), Duke Robert/Iolanta and Junius/The Rape of Lucretia, (both for GSMD Opera).
His previous operatic roles Falke/Die Fledermaus (Opera Danube); Papageno/Die Zauberflote (Longborough Festival Opera Young Artist); Count Almaviva/Le Nozze di Figaro (Cambridge University Opera) and the role of Benjamin Britten in Iain Burnside’s 2013 production of Journeying Boys.
Roles studied in Opera Scenes performances include; Prince Andrei/War and Peace, Sid/Albert Herring, Zaretsky/Onegin and Taddeo/L’Italiana in Algeri (GSMD Opera), and Figaro/Le Nozze di Figaro for the Britten Pears Programme with Ann Murray DBE and Claudio Desderi. Dominic joined the Glyndebourne Chorus for their 2015 season and has previously performed with Festival d’Aix en Provence and Garsington Opera.
He was selected to perform in public masterclass with Joyce Didonato for her 2015 Barbican Spotlight, and has also worked in masterclass with, amongst others, Susan Bullock, Edith Wiens, Simon Keenlyside and Ann Murray.
In recital, Dominic has performed with the Guildhall Song Guild, making his Barbican Hall debut in 2015, and has previously performed for the Three Choirs Festival 2015, the London Song Festival and the Cadogan Hall’s ‘Chelsea Sketch Club Series’ amongst other venues. He was recently a finalist in the Stuart Burrows International Voice Award.
His recent concert appearances include St. Matthew Passion (Bristol’s Colston Hall), Mass in C Minor (Barbican Hall), Jesus/Elgar’s The Apostles, Joseph/Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ (Canterbury Cathedral), 5 Mystical Songs (Leatherhead Theatre), and St. John Passion (Canterbury Cathedral).
He is a Britten Pears Young Artist, a 2015/16 and 2016/17 Drake Calleja Scholar, a winner of the Three Choirs Felicity Lott competition and a recipient of awards from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Help Musicians Sybil Tutton Award scheme. He is proud to be a scholar of the Drake Calleja Trust and is also very grateful to the Worshipful Companies of Grocers and Goldsmiths for their generous support.
Having begun singing as a chorister at Reigate St. Mary’s Choir School, Dominic graduated from Clare College, Cambridge in 2011 with a degree in Theology, where he held a Choral Scholarship. Whilst with Clare Choir he performed extensively as a soloist in numerous UK and international venues.