We are delighted that baritone, Huw Montague Rendall, will be performing in our new production, Art Sung – Clara Schumann which will premiere at the London Song Festival on Thursday, 28th November, 2019.
A 2018 graduate of the International Opera Studio Zürich, 25-year-old fast rising baritone Huw Montague Rendall embarks on the 18/19 season with engagements such as Harlequin Ariadne auf Naxos at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Schaunard La bohème at Opernhaus Zürich, Marcello in Barrie Kosky’s new production of La bohème at Komische Oper, and Prince of Mantua Fantasio at Garsington Opera. On the concert platform he performs Mendelssohn’s Die Erste Walpurgisnacht with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and appears in a charity concert for the International Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zürich alongside Cecilia Bartoli. Further debuts include Ned Keene Peter Grimes at the Enescu Festival and roles including Papageno Die Zauberflöte, Guglielmo Così fan tutte and Pelléas Pelléas and Mélisande.
An alumnus of the Royal College of Music, Montague Rendall trained under the tutorage of Russell Smythe, having previously studied under David Rendall and Philip Doghan. In summer 2016 Montague Rendall was as a Jerwood Young Artist with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, where he sang the role of Fiorello Il barbiere di Siviglia for which he was also awarded the much-coveted John Christie Award 2016. The following summer he joined the prestigious Young Artist Programme at the Salzburg Festspiele where he made his debut in the role of Second Apprentice Wozzeck.
During his two seasons in Zürich, his roles included Nardo La finta giardiniera, Papageno (cover) Die Zauberflöte, Nazarener Salome and Yamadori in a new production of Madama Butterfly. Ramiro L’Heure Espagnole, Deputati Don Carlo, and Foreman 3 Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District.
Other operatic appearances include his debut with Garsington Opera in Death in Venice, the title role Le Nozze di Figaro; Archibald Grosvenor Patience by Sullivan; Aeneas Dido and Aeneas, Dr Falke Die Fledermaus and Bartley Riders to the Sea with British Youth Opera.
On the concert platform he has performed a Duruflé Requiem with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and many concerts around the UK ranging from solo song recitals to sacred works by Brahms, Handel, Stainer, Fauré, Finzi and Vaughan Williams. Appearances include a recital at the Oxford Lieder Festival and concerts featuring Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis and Missa Sancti Nicolai.