A WINTER BIRTHDAY, WIGMORE HALL
"Theodore's voice has not only power throughout his range, but there is to it everything you’d want in an English baritone, including warmth with edge.
Of all the singers, he demonstrated the most adaptability with language, tackling German, French, Hungarian, Norwegian and Euskara, as well as American English. Definitely a voice to listen out for."
MUSIC OMH, 2019
Rising British-Russian baritone Theodore Platt is considered one of the most promising young voices of the opera world today celebrated for his "warm and powerful English baritone" (Music OMH). He is currently a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s Opera Studio in Munich.
In the 2021/22 season, Theodore Platt celebrates exciting role debuts. He takes on the role of Fiorello (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), sings the Lakai in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and plays Conte Ceprano in Rigoletto. The baritone also returns to Wigmore Hall for a recital alongside Malcolm Martineau in May 2022.
Highlights of his previous season included him jumping in last minute as Wiedehopf (Die Vögel) at the State Opera Munich Festival in 2021 with great acclaim.
Platt created the role of Digital Baritone in the world premiere of Miroslav Srnka’s Singularity alongside Klangforum Wien at State Opera Munich and took on the role of Johannes Kepler in the world premiere of Kepler’s Trial, a contemporary opera composed by Tim Watts, which was staged as part of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition “Opera: Passion, Power and Politics”.
Further operatic engagements include Barbiere (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) and Malatesta (Don Pasquale) in concert performances with Bayerische Staatsoper’s Opera studio; Ramiro (L’heure espagnole) for RCM London, and Stravinsky’s Threni with Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He attended the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, which was followed by engagements with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and a Schubert recital including a broadcast on BR-Klassik.
Being a sought-after concert singer, the baritone made his Wigmore Hall debut in 2019 as part of Graham Johnson’s Songmakers’ recital series and in 2021, performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival and at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg. In 2018-19, Theodore Platt participated in the inaugural French Song Exchange at Wigmore Hall, working closely with Felicity Lott and François Le Roux, which culminated in recitals in London and Paris.
Theodore Platt is an alumnus of the Verbier Festival Academy and the Royal College of Music Opera Studio.
Oxford-born, Theodore Platt studied Music at St John’s College, Cambridge.
Theodore has had success in numerous competitions, winning Second Prize in the 64th Kathleen Ferrier Award, Third Prize at the 9th Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, Second Prize in the Copenhagen Lied Duo Competition, First Prize in the 2018 Lies Askonas Competition, First Prize in the 2020 Joan Chissell Schumann Competition, as well as the Prix Thierry Mermod (Verbier Festival).