British baritone Dominic Sedgwick is a recent graduate of the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House and is a Rising Star of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for the 2019/20 and 20/21 seasons.
In the 2020/21 season he returned to the Royal Opera for a livestream performance of Weill’s Mahagonny Songspiel/Die Seben Todsünden, before making his company debut for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence singing Merlot in a new production of Tristan und Isolde by Simon Stone conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Highlights of the 21/22 season include a return to the Royal Opera House as Marullo in a new Oliver Mears production of Rigoletto, before taking lead roles for his debuts at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Opéra National de Bordeaux.
After returning to the Royal Opera as the English Clerk in a critically acclaimed new production of Death in Venice by David McVicar, in the 2019/20 season he has also made debut performances with the RLPO with Sofi Jeannin and at the Bonn Beethoven Festival with the OAE. With COVID-19 causing cancelled debuts with the Grange Festival, Glyndebourne on Tour, the ROH Linbury and ROH in Concert, he was extremely fortunate to perform in numerous virtual Bach Cantatas with the OAE throughout 2020 and to join Momentum, created by Barbara Hannigan, for its debut CD recording with other Momentum artists and Malcolm Martineau.
In the Royal Opera’s 2018/19 season Dominic performed in two Olivier Award winning productions as Novice's Friend Billy Budd (also covering the title role in Deborah Warner’s production) and Kuligin Katya Kabanova directed by Richard Jones respectively. He also performed as Moralès and Dancaïre Carmen, and as Pelléas Pelléas et Mélisande and Figaro Il Barbiere di Siviglia in the 2019 JPYAP Showcase. His cohort of Jette Parker artists were nominated for a 2020 Olivier Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Opera’. 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). 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 for GSMD.
On the concert platform he has performed in numerous festivals and concert halls across the UK, the Wigmore Hall and was awarded the Audience Prize as a finalist in the Grange Festival International Singing Competition 2017. He trained at GSMD with Robert Dean and previously read Theology at Clare College, Cambridge.