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England: Roland Wood

Baritone - born 1974

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and Song Prize competitor

Roland was born in Berkshire and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and then at the National Opera Studio, London with support from the Peter Moores Foundation and English National Opera.

In 2000 he won second prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

Originally a bass-baritone, Roland was a Company Principal with Scottish Opera for whom he had performed the roles of Dr Falke Die Fledermaus, Marullo Rigoletto and Papageno The Magic Flute.

Roland was due to perform Schaunard La bohème, and had previously made his ENO debut as Baron Douphol La traviata. Roland had also taken part in concerts all over the UK and in Europe.

His hobbies include cinema-going, cooking, reading, going to the gym and snowboarding.

Singer of the World with Orchestra Concert 5 repertoire

  • Rossini: Largo al factotum, Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Ravel: Chanson romanesque, Don Quichotte à Dulcinée No 1
  • Ravel: Chanson épique, Don Quichotte à Dulcinée No 2
  • Ravel: Chanson à boire, Don Quichotte à Dulcinée No 3
  • Tchaikovsky: Yeletsky's Aria, The Queen of Spades

Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize Concert 3 repertoire

  • Schubert: Auf der Bruck, Songs Op 93 No 2
  • Schumann: Stille Tränen, 12 Songs Op 35 No 10
  • Fauré: Nell, 3 Chansons Op 18 No 1
  • Fauré: Les Berceaux, Songs Op 23 No 1
  • Finzi: To Lizbie Browne, Earth and Air and Rain Op 15 No 7
  • Ireland: Hope the Hornblower