Douglas Rice-Bowen - baritone

Douglas studied divinity at Cardiff University and then completed post graduate operatic and vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio, sponsored by the Welsh National Opera Chris Ball Scholarship. He was the winner of the MOSCA Young Welsh Singer of the Year Award and the GSMD John Ireland Song Competition.

His professional career started at Glyndebourne Touring Opera as The Captain in Eugene Onegin, since when he has played and understudied several roles for both Glyndebourne Touring and Glyndebourne Festival Operas including Sid Albert Herring, Schaunard La Boheme, Custom House Sergeant La Boheme, Frank Die Fledermaus and Flora's Servant La Traviata. Other roles include Demetrius A Midsummer Nights Dream and Marcello La Boheme with English Touring Opera, Figaro in English National Opera's Barber of Seville, Ford Falstaff at Stanley Hall Opera, the title role in Macbeth with Scottish Opera Go Round and the world premier of the Stephen Barlow's opera King. Recently he performed the role of Judas Iscariot to great acclaim in Katie Mitchell's version of the St Matthew passion for Glyndebourne.