British-Russian baritone Theodore Platt won Second Prize in the 64th Kathleen Ferrier Award, Third Prize at the 9th Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, First Prize in the 2018 Lies Askonas Competition, and was awarded the Prix Thierry Mermod (Verbier Festival).
He is an alumnus of the Verbier Festival Academy and continues his studies at the Royal College of Music Opera Studio, helped by generous support from Marc Feigen, the Munster Trust Star Award, the Victoria Robey Scholarship, the Richard Toeman/Weinberger Opera Scholarship, a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Opera Award, and the Josephine Baker Trust. He studies with Russell Smythe and Caroline Dowdle.
For 2018/19 Theodore has been a participant in the inaugural French Song Exchange at Wigmore Hall, working closely with Felicity Lott and François Le Roux, culminating with recitals in London and Paris. He also joined the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus for the summer season, sung Christus in Bach’s St John Passion at the Cadogan Hall, and attended the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie in Germany, where he was a soloist with the Nuremburg Symphony Orchestra.
Recent engagements include Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro (Title) for RCM Opera Studio, directed by Sir Thomas Allen; Stravinsky Threni (Jurowski/LPO), Verdi Rigoletto (Marullo) (Kochanovsky/Verbier Festival); Huw Watkins In The Locked Room (Ben Pascoe) for RCMOS; and a recital for the Rachmaninov Song Festival at Pushkin House.
Theodore has appeared as a soloist at the Royal Albert Hall, the Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Singapore Esplanade, and other prestigious venues across the UK and abroad.
He has participated in numerous masterclasses, most notably with Dame Gwyneth Jones, Dame Sarah Connolly, Thomas Quasthoff, Nora Gubisch, Dimitri Platanias and Barbara Frittoli.
Theodore read Music at St John’s College, Cambridge, graduating in 2016.
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16 July - 15 August
with Lucy Colquhoun, piano
The Red House, Aldeburgh
20 - 30 November
Britten Theatre, RCM, London
with Graham Johnson, Ailish Tynan, and Anna Huntley
Wigmore Hall, London