Charne Rochford

Genre: Tenor


Born in London, Charne Rochford is gaining reputation as one of Britain’s most promising Heldentenors – praised for the ‘baritonal qualities in his voice that give him an almost Otello-like stature’ (Opera Magazine).  His wide range of roles include Siegmund, Tannhäuser, Achilles, Cavaradossi, Bacchus and Don José.

Recent highlights include Eisenstein (RPO), Lyonel Martha (Volksoper Zürich) Cavaradossi (Mid-Wales Opera) 1st Armed Man (GFO, GTO and ON), Bacchus/ Tenor The Mastersingers for ETO he has performed: Adoro Simon Boccanegra, Luigi  Il Tabbarro for two productions (2014 & 2018) and Achilles in their Olivier award-winning production of Tippett’s King Priam at the ROH, Linbury Theatre. He recently sang the role of Schoolmaster in Cunning Little Vixen (Opera Holland Park)

He is equally experienced on the concert platform, recent engagements include Gerontious with the Philharmonia at the RFH, An opera gala with the CBSO & CBSO Chorus at Symphony Hall, Verdi Requiem  (Orchestre Symphonique Genevois) at Victoria Hall, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at Opera Holland Park (Fifth Door Ensemble). He was a soloist with the LPO in Mahler’s Das Klagende Lied and Korngold’s Wunder der Heliana under Vladimir Jurowski.

His extensive concert repertoire includes Britten St. Nicolas, Handel Messiah, Elgar Dream of Gerontius, Schönberg Gurre-Lieder, Puccini Messe di Gloria, Beethoven Symphony No.9.

He made his cinematic debut at the Venice Film Festival as Second Officer in The Magic Flute directed by Kenneth Branagh.

In 2014 he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and in 2019 he was appointed Musical Director of St. Ives Choral Society, Cambridgeshire.

Recent engagements include: Wagner’s Tristan (excerpts) with the Ealing Symphony Orchestra, Tenor soloist Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with Fifth Door Ensemble at Opera Holland Park, Don José with the Malaga Symphony Orchestra, Mahler’s 8th at the Bridgewater Hall (Wrexham Symphony Orchestra), Turriddu at Lincoln Cathedral.


Please scroll down for a full oratorio repertoire list:

Composer Work
Bach B Minor Mass
Christmas Oratorio
St. John Passion
St. Matthew Passion
Beethoven 9th Symphony
Bizet Te Deum
Britten Les Illumination
Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings
St. Nicholas
Dvorák       Stabat Mater
Dyson Canterbury Pilgrims
Elgar The Dream of Gerontius
The Kingdom
Handel Dixit Dominus
Haydn The Creation
The Seasons
Liszt Petrarch Sonnets
Mendelssohn Elijah
Hymn of Praise
St. Paul
Mozart Coronation Mass
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Orff Carmina Burana (Tenor and Baritone roles)
Puccini Messe Di Gloria
Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle
Stabat Mater
Schubert Mass in C
Verdi Requiem
Artist: Charne Rochford
Label: Ann Ferrier Artists
Genre: Tenor