Huw Montague Rendall

Baritone

One of the most exciting talents to have emerged in recent years, 30 year-old British baritone Huw Montague Rendall has already made hugely acclaimed debuts on some of the world’s most important stages such as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opéra National de Paris, Festival d’Aix en Provence, and the Salzburg and Glyndebourne Festivals, earning rapturous acclaim for his compelling artistry, stage craft and musicianship.

Winner of the 2024 Oper! Awards for Best Newcomer, he makes his debut at the  Bayerische Staatsoper as Conte Almaviva in a new production of Le Nozze di Figaro. This season also sees him debut Eisenstein Die Fledermaus with Staatsoper Hamburg, and with Les Musiciens du Louvre on tour at the Teatro Real and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, as well as singing his first Don Giovanni in concert at Opéra de Rouen. On the concert platform, he gives a solo recital at the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg and makes his debut with the prestigious Musikkollegium Winterthur, singing Mahler’s heartbreaking Kindertotenlieder. Looking further ahead, his engagements include debuts at the Wiener Staaatsoper as well as returns to Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne Festival and Opéra de Paris.

The previous season saw Montague Rendall make a series of extraordinary debuts: the title role in Ambroise Thomas’ Hamlet in a new production created at Komische Oper Berlin; his company debut at Opéra national de Paris with a double appearance: Papageno Die Zauberflöte and Mercutio in the premiere of Thomas Jolly’s new Roméo et Juliette; Papageno in a new production of Die Zauberflöte at Opéra National du Rhin; Guglielmo Così fan tutte for his debut at Staatsoper Hamburg and Pelléas Pelléas et Mélisande at Santa Fe Opera under the baton of Harry Bicket.

Recent highlights have included his debuts with the Royal Opera House and Lyric Opera of Chicago as Papageno Die Zauberflöte; Guglielmo Cosi Fan Tutte and Malatesta in a critically acclaimed production of Don Pasquale, both at Glyndebourne Festival; the title role in Pelléas et Mélisande at Opéra de Rouen Normandie; Papageno Die Zauberflöte with Glyndebourne on tour; Conte Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro at Opéra National de Lorraine; and Harlequin Ariadne auf Naxos at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

Equally at home in concert and recital, he was heard as Christus in a European tour of the Bach Trilogy: The Life of Christ with Raphaël Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion, which comprised three oratorios: The Christmas Oratorio, St John Passion and The Easter Oratorio; Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem together with the Dutch National Opera at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam;  Ned Keene Peter Grimes at the Enescu Festival; a “Mozart Matinee” series with Pichon at the Salzburg Festival; Richard Blackford’s Pietà at the Cadogan Hall with the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Orchestra;  Mendelssohn Die Erste Walpurgisnacht with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Duruflé Requiem with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra; and many concerts in the UK ranging from solo song recitals to sacred works by Brahms, Handel, Stainer, Fauré, Finzi and Vaughan Williams. A dedicated recitalist, his most recent appearances include a recital at the Opéra de Lille, a liederabend with Hélio Vida in Nancy and Die Schöne Müllerin with pianist Gary Matthewman for Lancaster Arts.

An alumnus of the Royal College of Music, Montague Rendall trained under the tutorage of Russell Smythe, having previously studied under David Rendall and Philip Doghan. In summer 2016 Montague Rendall was a Jerwood Young Artist with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, where he sang the role of Fiorello Il barbiere di Siviglia, for which he was awarded the much-coveted John Christie Award 2016. The following summer he joined the prestigious Young Artist Programme at the Salzburg Festspiele and was a member of the International Opera Studio in Zürich from 2016 to 2018.

Performances

JULY 6 2024

Pelleas, Pelleas et Melisande; Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence, France

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JULY 9 2024

Pelleas, Pelleas et Melisande; Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence, France

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JULY 12 2024

Pelleas, Pelleas et Melisande; Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence, France

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JULY 15 2024

Pelleas, Pelleas et Melisande; Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence, France

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JULY 17 2024

Pelleas, Pelleas et Melisande; Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence, France

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Performances

JULY 6 2024Pelleas, Pelleas et Melisande; Festival d'Aix-en-ProvenceAix-en-Provence, FranceBuy Tickets
JULY 9 2024Pelleas, Pelleas et Melisande; Festival d'Aix-en-ProvenceAix-en-Provence, FranceBuy Tickets
JULY 12 2024Pelleas, Pelleas et Melisande; Festival d'Aix-en-ProvenceAix-en-Provence, FranceBuy Tickets
JULY 15 2024Pelleas, Pelleas et Melisande; Festival d'Aix-en-ProvenceAix-en-Provence, FranceBuy Tickets
JULY 17 2024Pelleas, Pelleas et Melisande; Festival d'Aix-en-ProvenceAix-en-Provence, FranceBuy Tickets
AUGUST 10 2024Guglielmo, Così fan tutte; Edinburgh International FestivalEdinburgh, United KingdomBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 2 2024Count Almaviva, Le nozze di Figaro; Royal Opera HouseLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 4 2024Count Almaviva, Le nozze di Figaro; Royal Opera HouseLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 6 2024Count Almaviva, Le nozze di Figaro; Royal Opera HouseLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 10 2024Count Almaviva, Le nozze di Figaro; Royal Opera HouseLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 13 2024Count Almaviva, Le nozze di Figaro; Royal Opera HouseLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
SEPTEMBER 15 2024Count Almaviva, Le nozze di Figaro; Royal Opera HouseLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
OCTOBER 6 2024Recital with Hélio Vida; Wigmore HallLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
OCTOBER 26 2024Title Role, Billy Budd; Wiener StaatsoperVienna, AustriaBuy Tickets
OCTOBER 30 2024Title Role, Billy Budd; Wiener StaatsoperVienna, AustriaBuy Tickets
NOVEMBER 3 2024Title Role, Billy Budd; Wiener StaatsoperVienna, AustriaBuy Tickets
NOVEMBER 7 2024Title Role, Billy Budd; Wiener StaatsoperVienna, AustriaBuy Tickets
NOVEMBER 10 2024Title Role, Billy Budd; Wiener StaatsoperVienna, AustriaBuy Tickets
NOVEMBER 19 2024Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch; Wigmore HallLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
NOVEMBER 26 2024Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch Recital; Royal ConcertgebouwAmsterdam, NetherlandsBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 13 2024Eisenstein, Die Fledermaus; Les Musiciens du LouvreBaden-Baden, GermanyBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 14 2024Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Chausson; Les musiciens du LouvreBaden-Baden, GermanyBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 15 2024Eisenstein, Die Fledermaus; Les Musiciens du LouvreBaden-Baden, GermanyBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 18 2024Eisenstein, Die Fledermaus; Les Musiciens du LouvreBarcelona, SpainBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 20 2024Eisenstein, Die Fledermaus; Les Musiciens du LouvreSeville, SpainBuy Tickets
FEBRUARY 28 2025Pelléas, Pelléas et Mélisande; Opéra national de ParisParis, FranceBuy Tickets
MARCH 4 2025Pelléas, Pelléas et Mélisande; Opéra national de ParisParis, FranceBuy Tickets
MARCH 9 2025Pelléas, Pelléas et Mélisande; Opéra national de ParisParis, FranceBuy Tickets
MARCH 12 2025Pelléas, Pelléas et Mélisande; Opéra national de ParisParis, FranceBuy Tickets
MARCH 15 2025Pelléas, Pelléas et Mélisande; Opéra national de ParisParis, FranceBuy Tickets
MARCH 18 2025Pelléas, Pelléas et Mélisande; Opéra national de ParisParis, FranceBuy Tickets
MARCH 20 2025Pelléas, Pelléas et Mélisande; Opéra national de ParisParis, FranceBuy Tickets
MARCH 25 2025Pelléas, Pelléas et Mélisande; Opéra national de ParisParis, FranceBuy Tickets
MARCH 27 2025Pelléas, Pelléas et Mélisande; Opéra national de ParisParis, FranceBuy Tickets
APRIL 12 2025Bach Johannespassion; Alte Oper FrankfurtFrankfurt, GermanyBuy Tickets
APRIL 13 2025Bach Johannespassion; Konzerthaus DortmundDortmund, GermanyBuy Tickets
APRIL 14 2025Bach Johannespassion; ConcertgebouwAmsterdam, NetherlandsBuy Tickets
APRIL 17 2025Bach Johannespassion; Teatro alla ScalaMilano MI, ItalyBuy Tickets
APRIL 18 2025Bach Johannespassion; Elbphilharmonie HamburgHamburg, GermanyBuy Tickets
APRIL 21 2025Bach Johannespassion; Opéra de LausanneLausanne, SwitzerlandBuy Tickets

Press

The real revelation though, is baritone Huw Montague Rendall, whose ‘Le Manoir de Rosemonde’ is among the finest and most unsettling on the disc, superbly voiced and unsparingly vivid in his treatment of the text, qualities he also brings to the eerie ‘Lamento’. His ‘Phidylé’ is wonderful too in its passion and barely contained rapture.

Gramophone

Montague Rendall, meanwhile, is another outstanding artist, incredibly charismatic on stage, his voice wonderfully fluid and expressive: his big patter duet with Fardilha is every bit the spectacular showstopper it should be.

The Guardian

It was, in short, the most remarkable house debut I can remember since an astounding new Pelléas graced the Opéra de Rouen earlier this year. Come to think of it, that was Montague-Rendall too.

Bachtrack

This is a fantastic talent. Put Huw Montague Rendall on your list of must-see artists

The Pelléas of his generation

Le Figaro

Releases

The Complete Songs of Duparc
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia

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