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British baritone Jerome Knox was born in London into a musical family and attended the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, London where he sang in the Schola Cantorum. Jerome graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in Classical Studies and completed a Masters in Vocal Performance at the Royal College of Music, studying with Dinah Harris and Russell Smythe. He then joined the Alexander Gibson Opera school at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as the inaugural Gleneagles Scholar and was generously supported by the SIr James Caird Travelling Scholarship.
Solo operatic engagements include: Faust The Fiery Angel (Scottish Opera), title role Don Giovanni (Waterperry Opera Festival, Hampstead Garden Opera); Leporello Don Giovanni, Marcello La bohème (Rye Arts Festival); Oreste Iphigénie en Tauride (Euphonia); Melisso Alcina (Ryedale Festival); Schaunard La bohème (Magnetic Opera); Death The Emperor of Atlantis, Dr Falke Die Fledermaus, Pallante Agrippina (RCS). He created the role of WH Auden in Journeying Boys by Iain Burnside at RCM and performed the Lieutenant in Yeoman of the Guard/Sullivan in Portsmouth Guildhall. Jerome is equally at home in performing contemporary opera and created the role of Professor in Hogarth's Stages and Earl Marischal in The King and his Shadow with Tete a Tete Opera, directed by Bill Bankes-Jones. Jerome recently performed live on BBC Radio 3 with Kitty Whately at the Wigmore Hall.
Solo concert work includes Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and Dona Nobis Pacem, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Bach’s St John Passion, B Minor Mass and Christmas Oratorio. He recently performed the role of Hérodes in Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ with the Pimlott Foundation. He regularly performs with the Dunedin Consort, recently at the BBC Proms and has toured with them throughout the UK and Europe.
Jerome joined the Glyndebourne Chorus for their summer season 2018 performing in Giulio Cesare, Der Rosenkavalier and Pelléas et Mélisande. He returns to sing on the Glyndebourne Tour, covering the role of Flora's Servant in Verdi's La Traviata.