Roderick Morris – Countertenor/ Violin/ Oboe

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Countertenor Roderick Morris graduated with a Master of Music degree from Cambridge University and went on to study at the Royal Academy Opera in London. Recent operatic credits include The Shaman (cover) in Between Worlds at English National Opera, Guido Flavio, the title role in Cavalli’s Il Giasone with Royal Academy Opera conducted by Jane Glover, Cupid Venus and Adonis with La Nuova Musica, Rutilia Hasse’s Lucio Papirio at the London Handel Festival with Ensemble Serse, Athamas Semele, Satirino La Calisto conducted by Anthony Legge, and The Sorceress Dido and Aeneas. Other operatic engagements include the role of Arsace in Handel’s Partenope conducted by Andrew Griffiths, The Prince Daisy Chain at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival, previewed at LSO St Luke’s, Dido and Aeneas with Kiez Oper in Berlin, and a tour of the staged Messiah with the Merry Opera.

His oratorio credits include Handel’s Saul with Laurence Cummings at the Spitalfields Festival, Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Masaaki Suzuki at Snape Maltings, and Handel’s Messiah with Sir John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John’s at Kings Place and St John’s, Smith Square. He has appeared as a soloist on BBC Radio 3 and last year performed a duet recital with Michael Chance in the Holywell Music Room, Oxford.  He recently performed a concert series of Bach’s alto cantata Vergnügte Ruh with the orchestra Charivari Agréable. Future performances include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and The Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, both with the Armonico Consort and recitals in Malta with members of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.