Baritone Duncan Rock studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and subsequently at the National Opera Studio.
Fast establishing himself as an outstanding young singer and performer he was a Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival and the recipient of the 2010 John Christie Award. He was also the winner of the 2012 Chilcott Award - the inaugural award from the Susan Chilcott Scholarship to support a ‘major young artist with the potential to make an international impact'.
His engagements in the 2016/17 season include the title role in Don Giovanni for Glyndebourne on Tour, Donald Billy Budd for the Teatro Réal in Madrid and Il Conte Le nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera.
He has also sung the title role in Don Giovanni for the Boston Lyric Opera and the Welsh National Opera; Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin and at the Glyndebourne Festival; Papageno The Magic Flute for the English National Opera; Belcore L'elisir d'amore for Opera North; Marcello La bohème for the English National Opera and Opera North; Billy Bigelow Carousel for the Houston Grand Opera and the Théâtre du Châtelet and Marullo Rigoletto at Covent Garden. Future seasons see him return to the Covent Garden, the Teatro Réal in Madrid and make his début at the Metropolitan Opera.
Highlights on the concert platform include the The Last Night of the Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo, the London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle and Valery Gergiev, the Münchner Rundfunkorchester with Paul Daniel, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Nicholas McGegan and the Orchestra of Madrid’s Teatro Réal with Ivor Bolton.