Roland Wood


Roland Wood studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, then at the National Opera Studio with support from the Peter Moores Foundation and English National Opera. In 2003 he was chosen as the English entrant for BBC Singer of the World in Cardiff. Between 2002 and 2004 he was a company principal at Scottish Opera, where roles included Dr Falke in Die Fledermaus, Marullo in Rigoletto and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte. In 2002 he made his debut at English National Opera as The Baron in La traviata. Other ENO roles include Kissinger in Nixon in China (later reprised in Athens), Ajax II in La Belle Hélène and Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana. His concert work includes Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonelle with the Northern Sinfonia, L’enfance du Christ with the English Chamber Orchestra and Tippett’s A Child of our Time with the Hallé. He can be heard on several Opera Rara recordings, including Margherita d’Anjou, Il diluvio universale, La straniera and Paventa Insano.