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russell-harcourt-countertenor

 

Russell Harcourt

Altus / Countertenor

http://www.russellharcourt.com/

Russell Harcourt is steadily gaining recognition on the operatic stage and concert platform throughout the UK and Australasia for a refined brilliance of vocal colour and the comic charm of his characterisations. ​

Russell studied voice with Graham Pushee and made his operatic début in 2007 as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He made his Australian concert début in 2009 as a guest artist at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and made his Royal Opera House début in the Crush Room in the Deloitte Ignite 2010 series.

Russell studied voice with Graham Pushee and made his operatic début in 2007 as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He made his Australian concert début in 2009 at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and made his Royal Opera début last year in the title role of Handel's Oreste.

Career highlights include his critically acclaimed performances of Nerone in Handel’s Agrippina at Brisbane Baroque which earned him an OperaChaser Awards Special Commendation and a Helpmann Award Nomination; Athamas in Handel’s Semele under the late Sir Charles Mackerras; Andronico in Vivaldi's pasticcio, Bajazet, with Sydney's Pinchgut Opera (available on Spotify and on CD release on the Pinchgut Label); the title role in Handel's Oreste for the Royal Opera and working with the acclaimed theatre director Peter Sellars in John Adams' Gospel According to the Other Mary for Theater Bonn.

Roles include Athamas Semele under Sir Charles Mackerras (RAM), Volano Il Giasone under Jane Glover (RAM); Fox/Coachman (cover) The Adventures of Pinocchio Opera North; Armindo Partenope Opera Australia under Christian Curnyn; Zelim (cover) La verità in cimento, Licida (cover) L’Olimpiade both for Garsington Opera, Corrado Griselda for Pinchgut Opera under Erin Helyard, Hunahpù (cover) The Indian Queen for Peter Sellars at ENO, Andronico Bajazet for Pinchgut Opera under Erin Helyard, David (cover) Saul for Glyndebourne on Tour, Nerone Agrippina for Brisbane Baroque under Erin Helyard, title role Oreste for the Royal Opera under James Hendry and Countertenor 1 The Gospel According to the Other Mary for Theater Bonn under Natalie Murray Beale.

Oratorio experience includes alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Judas Maccabaeus, Israel in Egypt, J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Mass in B Minor, Weihnacht's Oratorium, Schnittke's Faust Cantata, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, excerpts from Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and excerpts from Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater, Magnificat and Introduction and Gloria.

Prizes and scholarships include Hariclea Darclée Special Award for Excellence, The Sir Robert Askin Operatic Travelling Scholarship, Tait Memorial Trust Grant, Australian Music Foundation Awards, Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant, Australia Council for the Arts; Skills and Arts Development Grant and the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship. In 2008, Russell was the winner of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Award, as well as the People’s Choice Award at the same event and in 2012 he was a finalist in The Kathleen Ferrier Awards at Wigmore Hall.

Russell holds a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and an MA, Dip. RAM in Opera from The Royal Academy of Music. He studied part-time at the National Opera Studio and is an Associate former young artist of the Jette Parker Young Artist’s Programme at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. He has performed in master classes for Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Andreas Scholl and Rosalind Plowright and he is an alumnus of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme.

Russell currently lives in London and studies with Yvonne Kenny.

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Termine in Göttingen:

17. Mai 2019 - DT1 (Deutsches Theater, Großes Haus)

Premiere Händel: Rodrigo (HWV 5)
Dramma per musica in drei Akten

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19. Mai 2019 - DT1 (Deutsches Theater, Großes Haus)

Händel: Rodrigo (HWV 5)
Dramma per musica in drei Akten

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20. Mai 2019 - DT1 (Deutsches Theater, Großes Haus)

Händel: Rodrigo (HWV 5)
Dramma per musica in drei Akten

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22. Mai 2019 - DT1 (Deutsches Theater, Großes Haus)

Händel: Rodrigo (HWV 5)
Dramma per musica in drei Akten

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25. Mai 2019 - DT1 (Deutsches Theater, Großes Haus)

Händel: Rodrigo (HWV 5)
Dramma per musica in drei Akten

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26. Mai 2019 - DT1 (Deutsches Theater, Großes Haus)

Familienfassung der Oper «Rodrigo»
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26. Mai 2019 - DT1 (Deutsches Theater, Großes Haus)

Händel: Rodrigo (HWV 5)
Dramma per musica in drei Akten

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