Thursday, 18 April 2013

Rupert Charlesworth wins London Handel Singing Competition

Rupert Charlesworth, who won the 2013 London Handel Singing Competition
Rupert Charlesworth, who won the 2013
London Handel Singing Competition
Tenor Rupert Charlesworth has won the 12th London Handel Singing Competition, which took place as part of the London Handel Festival. At the final on 11 April 2013 at St George's Church, Hanover Square, Charlesworth sang arias from Rodelinda, Theodora and Belshazzar. Charlesworth won both the First Prize - the Regina Etz Prize, and the Audience Price - the Michael Normington Prize. He won a performance at next year's London Handel Festival as well as a cash prize. The winner of the second prize, Stephen Chambers (also a tenor), will also sing at the 2014 festival. The Adjudicators were Ian Partridge, Edward Blakeman, Catherine Denley, Michael George and Rosemary Joshua. Rupert Charlesworth is a 2011 Academy Laureate of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. He covered the role of Angel 3/John in George Benjamin's Written on Skin at Aix en Provence and Covent Garden and will be singing the role at the 2013 Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. He sang the role of the Solider in ETO's Emperor of Atlantis in 2012.

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