British-Russian baritone Theodore Platt (27) read Music at St John’s College, Cambridge, graduating in 2016. He is an alumnus of the Verbier Festival Academy and the Royal College of Music Opera Studio. As a member of Bayerische Staatsoper’s Opernstudio (2020-2022) his roles included Wiedehopf/Die Vögel and Fiorello/Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
He attended the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, which led to performances with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and a recital of Schubert Lieder broadcast on BR-Klassik.
An avid recitalist, he made his Wigmore Hall debut with Graham Johnson in 2019 and looks forward to returning with Malcolm Martineau this season. Other recent highlights include his debut at the Oxford Lieder Festival with regular duo partner Keval Shah.
In addition to his BBT Fellowship, Theodore has had success in numerous competitions, winning prizes in the 64th Kathleen Ferrier Award, the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, Copenhagen Lied Duo Competition, Lies Askonas Competition, and being awarded the Prix Thierry Mermod (Verbier Festival).
Photographs by Ben McKee