Roland Wood

Baritone

Roland Wood

Roland Wood studied at the RNCM and National Opera Studio. Representing England, he was a semi-finalist in 2003 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. He was Company Principal at Scottish Opera 2002–2004 where he sang Count di Luna Trovatore and Escamillo Carmen. His many roles for ENO include Almaviva Marriage of Figaro, Papageno Magic Flute, Paolo Albani Simon Boccanegra, Zurga Pearl Fishers, Bunyan/Pilgrim Pilgrim’s Progress, Marcello Bohème and Oedipus in the world première of Julian Anderson’s Thebans. In 2015 he made his ROH début as Roucher Andrea Chenier, returning as Ford Falstaff. Other notable appearances are Nick Shadow Rake’s Progress (Glyndebourne Festival), Germont Traviata (Opera North), Renato Ballo in Maschera (Canadian Opera), Germont (Santa Fe), Renato, Germont and Enrico Lucia (Nederlandse Reisopera). In 2016/7 he sang a début Macbeth in St Louis, and Golaud Pelléas et Mélisande (Scottish Opera), Scarpia Tosca (Grange Park Opera) and Rigoletto (Michigan Opera). Plans include Germont (WNO début) and Rigoletto (St Louis).