Charlie Morris graduated with a music degree from Cambridge University and went on to study with Royal Academy Opera in London. Recent engagements include The Messiah at Cadogan Hall and Bach’s B Minor Mass, both with the London Mozart Players and a return last year to ENO for Handel’s Rodelinda covering the role of Bertarido, and Partenope covering the role Armindo. Operatic credits include The Shaman (cover) at ENO, Guido in Flavio, the title role in Cavalli’s Il Giasone with Royal Academy Opera conducted by Jane Glover, Cupid in Venus and Adonis with La Nuova Musica, Rutilia in Hasse’s Lucio Papirio at the London Handel Festival, Athamas in Semele, Satirino in La Calisto conducted by Anthony Legge, and The Spirit in Dido and Aeneas.
Oratorio credits include Chichester Psalms at the Barbican, Handel’s Saul with Laurence Cummings at the Spitalfields Festival, Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Masaaki Suzuki at Snape Maltings, and Handel’s The Messiah with Sir John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John’s at Kings Place and St John’s, Smith Square. Other oratorio performances include appearing as a soloist on BBC Radio 3, performing a concert series of Bach’s alto cantata Vergnügte Ruh with the orchestra Charivari Agréable, a Messiah tour of Ireland with the Irish Baroque Orchestra and a program of Bach Cantatas at The Royal Albert Hall for the Proms with Solomon’s Knot.
Further operatic engagements include covering the role of Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress at the Aix-en-Provence opera festival, playing Arsace in Handel’s Partenope, The Prince in Daisy Chain at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival, previewed at LSO St Luke’s, Dido and Aeneas with Kiez Oper in Berlin, and a tour of the staged Messiah with the Merry Opera.