Darwin Prakash


Indian Baritone Darwin Prakash has been an ensemble member of the Staatsoper Hannover since the 2022/2023 season, making important roles debuts as Figaro/Il barbiere di Siviglia, Marcello/ La bohème, Conte Almaviva/ Le nozze di Figaro, Papageno/ Die Zauberflote and Chou En-lai/Nixon in China.

Other performing highlights include the German premiere of Philip Venables’ Denis and Katya, Belcore in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at the Waterperry Opera Festival, debut at Staatsoper Stuttgart as Chou En-lai in Adam’s Nixon in China, Geronimo in Cimarosa‘s Il matrimonio segreto at Royal Opera House Mumbai, and most recently as Minos in Handel’s Arianna in Creta at the London Handel Festival.

Darwin Prakash won the National Mozart Competition in the UK in 2019 and the Premio Extraordinario at the 2021 Tenor Viñas International Competition. He is the recipient of the inaugural Gus Christie Award at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival.

Born in Mumbai, Darwin obtained a degree in Geology at the University of Delhi. He was mentored by Dr. Robert Alderson after being discovered in Delhi in 2014, soon after which he was admitted at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2015 where he studied with Mark Wildman and was subsequently awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence upon graduation in 2019.

He is an alumnus of the Georg Solti Accademia Di Bel Canto and the Glyndebourne Academy and a former Young Artist at Opera Holland Park.

Longborough debut: Marcello/La bohème (2024)