Runner Up in the 2014 What’s On Stage Breakthrough in Opera Awards and Nominated in the Young Artist category at the 2015 International Opera Awards, British baritone Ross Ramgobin read English and Modern Drama Studies at Brunel University, London, before attending London’s Royal Academy of Music, studying with Glenville Hargreaves and Jonathan Papp, where he gained his MA (DIst.) in Vocal Studies and his Advanced Diploma from Royal Academy Opera. At the Royal Academy, his roles included Claudio Béatrice et Bénédict, Papageno Die Zauberflöte and the title role in Eugene Onegin.
During 2013 / 2014, he was a member of the National Opera Studio, his studies supported by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Carr Gregory Trust and a Sybil Tutton Award, administered by the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund. Winner of the Tom Hammond Prize from the Royal Academy of Music, he was a Semi-Finalist in the 2013 Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition and a Finalist in the 2013 Hampshire Singing Competition.
Roles elsewhere have included the title role in Owen Wingrave at the Aldeburgh and Edinburgh Festivals, Belcore L’elisir d’amore at the Verbier Festival, Arasse Siroe, Re di Persia at the International Handel Festival, Göttingen, and the title role in Eugene Onegin for Bury Court Opera and the Southbank Sinfonia in Anghiari and Ischia. He also appeared with the Georg Solti Academia di Bel Canto in The Solti Centennial Concert with Valery Gergiev and the World Orchestra for Peace singing the Quartet from Rigoletto at Carnegie Hall and Chicago Symphony Center.
Conductors with whom he has worked include Jane Glover, Arie van Beek, Laurence Cummings, the late Sir Colin Davis, Elgar Howarth, Jésus Lopez-Cobos, Simon Over, John Rigby, Peter Robinson, Mark Shanahan and Mark Wigglesworth.
Recent engagements have included Rambashi The Firework Maker’s Daughter and Miteb Cities of Salt for the Royal Opera, London, at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Pallante Agrippina at Brisbane Baroque and the Göttingen Festival, Death Savitri with the Melos Sinfonia, Masetto Don Giovanni for Angers Nantes Opera, Yuri The Ice Break for Birmingham Opera Company, the 2015 Leeds Castle Classical Open Air Concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a Samling Concert at the Wigmore Hall and a Solti Academia concert at the Scène Ella Fitzgerald, Geneva, with L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève.
Current engagements include The Protector Written On Skin with the Melos Sinfonia, Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Israeli Opera, Kuligin Katya Kabanova for Opera Holland Park, Archibald Grosvenor Patience for English Touring Opera and Elijah with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Ross Ramgobin’s recordings include Agrippina and Siroe, Re di Persia, available on Accent CD.