Russell Harcourt

Russell HarcourtRussell 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 A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. 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.

Career highlights include his critically acclaimed performances of Nerone Agrippina at Brisbane Baroque which earned him an OperaChaser Awards Special Commendation and a Helpmann Award Nomination, Rosenkrantz (cover) in Brett Dean’s HAMLET for the Glyndebourne Festival, Athamas SEMELE under the late Sir Charles Mackerras, the title role in Handel’s ORESTE for the Royal Opera, Armindo Partenope Opera Australia under Christian Curnyn, working with the acclaimed director Peter Sellars in John Adams’ Gospel According to the Other Mary for Theater Bonn and Andronico in Vivaldi’s pasticcio BAJAZET and Corrado GRISELDA, both with Sydney’s Pinchgut Opera.    Other engagements include Volano IL GIASONE under Jane Glover (RAM); Fox/Coachman (cover) The Adventures of Pinocchio Opera North; Zelim (cover) La verità in cimento, Licida (cover) L’Olimpiade both for Garsington Opera, Hunahpù (cover) The Indian Queen for Peter Sellars at ENO and David (cover) SAUL for Glyndebourne on Tour.

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