Baritone Jerome Knox was born in Harrow, Middlesex and is the inaugural recipient of the Gleneagles Scholarship as he joins the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying with Scott Johnson.
Previously, Jerome studied with Russell Smythe at the Royal College of Music is also a Classical studies graduate from the University of Edinburgh.
Operatic roles include the title role in Don Giovanni/Mozart (Hampstead Garden Opera), Leporello Don Giovanni (Euphonia, Rye Arts), Oreste Iphigénie en Tauride/ Gluck (Euphonia, Drayton Arms), Shaunard La boheme/ Puccini, (Magnetic Opera), Melisso Alcina/ Handel (Ryedale festival, National tour) Don Pomponio La Gazzetta/Rossini, Le Fauteuil L’enfant et les Sortilèges/Ravel and Sprecher Die Zauberflöte/Mozart (RCMIOS), Masetto Don Giovanni (Co-opera Co, London), Nick Shadow The Rake’s Progress/Stravinsky, Somnus Semele/Handel, Badger and Harasta The Cunning Little Vixen/Janáček (Edinburgh Studio Opera).
He also created the role of WH Auden in Journeying Boys/Iain Burnside at RCM. Jerome recently made his solo debut in the Royal Albert Hall and was a soloist at the Edinburgh Jazz festival.
Solo performances include Handel’s Messiah, Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs, Fauré’s Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Haydn’s Creation, Cacilienmesse and Nelson Mass, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Bach’s Johannes-Passion, Wachet auf and Weihnachtsoratorium.
He has recently participated in masterclasses with Roderick Williams and Dame Anne Evans. Upcoming solo performances the role of Pallante in Handel’s Agrippina at the RCS in January 2017.
He also sings Handel’s Messiah with the Dunedin Consort in Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London in December 2016.