After Downside School, Henry Ross gained a scholarship to London’s Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2020 with First Class Honours, winning the Toni V Fell Prize. He continues his studies at Post-Graduate level with Richard Berkeley-Steele and James Baillieu.
For the last four years, he has been a Royal Academy Bach Soloist, most recently for the St John Passion conducted by Philippe Herreweghe and for Cantata 22 conducted by Rachel Podger for his debut at the Wigmore Hall.
International debuts have included Evangelist St Matthew Passion for The Bach Choir and Orchestra of The Netherlands, Arias St Matthew Passion on tour with Philips’ Philharmonisch Koor in The Netherlands and Acis in Mendelssohn’s arrangement of Acis and Galatea with the NDR Radiofilharmonie conducted by Nicholas McGegan.
Recent engagements have included Nardone La frascatana for New Chamber Opera, Edward Milfort La cambiale di matrimonio and Sellem The Rake’s Progress for Royal Academy Opera, J. S. Bach Magnificat with the Anton Bruckner Choir, Israel in Egypt with English Baroque Choir, Messiah with Opus 48 and Mozart Requiem with Highgate Choral Society, Bach in Leipzig at the Royal Academy of Music, the J. S. Bach Easter Oratorio with St John of Jerusalem Festival Chorus, the St John Passion in Arundel Cathedral and at St John’s College, Cambridge, Acis Acis and Galatea at the Ryedale Festival, Messiah with Opus 48 and Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge for the 2022 Cambridge Summer Music Festival.
Henry Ross is a member of the Royal Academy of Music Opera Course. His current engagements include the title role in Albert Herring and Lurcanio Ariodante for Royal Academy Opera, whilst with Bampton Classical Opera he sings Mengone The Apothecary and Don Pelagio La canterina.
In Summer 2024, he will join Glyndebourne Festival Opera and from the start of the 2024 / 2-25 season he joins the Opernstudio of the Deutsche of the Oper am Rhein.
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Lurcanio: Ariodante / Royal Academy Opera 2023
“Henry Ross shines as the heard headed Lurcanio, with a robust depiction of a man dedicated to honour – his voice is stirring…”
Acis: Acis and Galatea / Ryedale Festival 2023
“Henry Ross was an appealing Acis, with clean diction and varied tone-colour. ‘Love in her eyes sits playing’ had a shapely lilt.”
Nardone: La frascatana / New Chamber Opera 2023
“…given a fairly easy-going, ingenuous account by Henry Ross.”
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