British tenor Rory Carver made his début at the 2017 Brighton Early Music Festival in the title role of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, having studied at the Royal College of Music with Russell Smythe and Simon Lepper as a Douglas and Hilda Simmonds scholar. His roles for the RCM International Opera School included Monsieur Lacouf in Poulenc's Les mamelles de Tirésias and Damone in the 1732 version of Handel's Acis and Galatea, collaborating with Michael Rosewell, Natalie Murray Beale, Stephen Unwin and Elaine Kidd during his studies. Rory was a finalist in the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, a finalist in the RCM Joan Chissell Schumann Competition, and commended in both the London Song Festival and RCM Lieder competitions.
In the summer of 2019 Rory joins Le Jardin des Voix, the young artist programme of William Christie and Les Arts Florissants. He will perform the role of Il Podestà on an international tour of Mozart's La finta giardiniera conducted by William Christie, with additional direction from Paul Agnew and Sophie Daneman. Future engagements this season include a return to the Brighton Early Music Festival as a member of their Early Music Live! mentoring and development scheme with newly-formed ensemble Dramma per musica, focussing on early seventeenth century repertoire for voice and continuo; and singing arias in a performance of Bach’s St John Passion in Wells Cathedral. Rory will be singing with the Monteverdi Choir for a tour of Handel's Semele, with the Choir of the Academy of Ancient Music for concerts of Handel's Brockes Passion and Coronation Anthems, and with the Hanover Band for concerts of Handel's Messiah.