Having begun his performing career as a chorister at St Albans Cathedral, tenor Caspar Singh recently completed his undergraduate study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. At 21 he was invited to join the Opera Studio at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, where he made his stage debut in late 2018 under Asher Fisch. In summer 2020 he opens the Munich Opera Festival in the title role of Rameau’s Castor et Pollux with Ivor Bolton.
British – Indian Tenor Caspar Singh studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Adrian Thompson and Susan Waters. In 2017 he was a finalist in the Franz Schubert Institut Lieder prize competition.
Opera performances include Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, L’Aumônier (cover) in Poulenc Dialogues des Carmélites, Tamino in Mozart The Magic Flute, Young Man (cover) in Martinů Ariane, and chorus Tchaikovsky Iolanta all at GSMD, Amphinomus (cover) in Monteverdi Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria; a co-production between the Royal Opera and the Roundhouse conducted by Christian Curnyn, Man in Daniel Saleeb and Oge Nwosu’s chamber opera Occo’s Eternal Act (as part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition), the Good Robber in Judith Weir’s The Vanishing Bridegroom with British Youth Opera, and chorus roles in Beethoven Fidelio at Longborough Festival Opera and in the UK premier of Jonathan Dove’s The Monster in the Maze at Barbican Hall with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra.
On the concert platform Caspar has performed Handel Messiah at the Welwyn Festival and with Ramsey Choral Society, Bruckner Te Deum at LSO St. Luke’s, Britten Saint Nicolas with Northwood Choral Society, Haydn Nelson Mass with Hertford Choral Society, Orff Carmina Burana with Ealing Symphony Orchestra, Stainer Crucifixion at All Saints’ Church Chalfont St Peter, Mozart Requiem with the City of London School, Dvořák Mass in D with Genesis Chorale and Bach Easter Oratorio with the Guildhall School Consort. A keen recitalist, his recent performances include Britten Winter Words and Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Schubert Die Schöne Mullerin, and In the Great Dawn, Thomas Bove’s setting of Rupert Brooke’s poem ‘Second Best’.
Caspar was an Alvarez Young Artist for Garsington Opera, where his engagements included Italian Tenor in Strauss Capriccio and chorus roles in Die Zauberflöte and Falstaff. He has sung in masterclasses with Helmut Deutsch, Brigitte Fassbaender, Graham Johnson and Margreet Honig, and has worked with conductors including Douglas Boyd, Asher Fisch, Kirill Petrenko and Joana Mallwitz.
Caspar is a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s Opera Studio, where his roles in the current season include Messenger Il Trovatore, Mainfroid Les Vêpres Siciliennes, Erster Gefangener Fidelio, Giuseppe La Traviata, Almeric Iolanta and Coryphaeus Alceste, alongside concerts and recitals with the Opera Studio and at the Munich Opera Festival. In 2019/20, his engagements with the Bayerische Staatsoper include Hans Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen (the German première) in which he covers the role of the Prince, Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos as part of the 2020 Hong Kong Arts Festival, Wilhelm Meister in a new production of Mignon, and his role debut as Castor in Rameau’s Castor et Pollux under the baton of Ivor Bolton.
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“The Italian singers, Nika Gorič (soprano) and Caspar Singh (tenor) relished the straight-faced parody of their bel canto divertissement, and offered a playful counterpart to the company’s philosophising”