Darwin Prakash

Indian Baritone Darwin Prakash is currently a member of the Solo Ensemble at the Staatsoper Hannover. Since joining the Ensemble he has made a number of important role debuts, including Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Marcello in La Bohème, and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, as well as premieres of the roles of Chou EnLai in Nixon in China (Adams) and the Duke of Albany in Aribert Reimann’s Lear.

He grew up in Delhi, where he completed his schooling and Bachelors in Geology before meeting his future mentor Dr. Robert Alderson, who facilitated a path for him to have ‘total immersion and education’ in Western Classical Music in the UK. He was soon accepted at the Royal Academy of Music, London, to do his Masters and Opera studies under Prof. Mark Wildman. 

Further performance highlights include singing Geronimo (Il matrimonial segreto) at the Royal Opera House, Mumbai, Belcore (L’Elisir d’amore) with Waterperry Opera, UK and most recently, as Chou EnLai (Nixon in China) at Staatsoper Stuttgart.

Darwin Prakash is an alumnus of the Glyndebourne Academy, Georg Solti Accademia Di Bel Canto and Royal Academy Opera, where he was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence from the Duchess of Gloucester. He also won the 2019 National Mozart Competition, held in London, and received the Gus Christie Award at the Glyndebourne Festival 2016.

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From the 2019/20 season he was a member of the Junges Ensemble in Hannover, and from the 2021/22 season joined the International Opera Studio of the Staatsoper Hannover, where he appeared in the German premieres of Philip Venables’ Denis & Katya and Leonard Evers’ Humanoid.

He will soon be making his role debut as Conte Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro in Hannover, singing the roles of Minos and Il Sonno in Handel’s Arianna in Creta at London Handel Festival and will be making his Longborough Festival debut as Marcello in Puccini’s La Boheme.

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