Countertenor Roderick Morris graduated with a music degree from Cambridge University and went on to study with Royal Academy Opera in London. Recent engagements include the B Minor Mass at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Mozart Players and a return to ENO for Handel's Partenope, in which he covered the role of Armindo, and Rodelinda, in which he covered the role of Bertarido. His operatic credits include The Shaman (cover) at ENO, Guido Flavio, the title role in Cavalli’s Il Giasone with Royal Academy Opera conducted by Jane Glover, Cupid Venus and Adonis with La Nuova Musica, Rutilia Hasse’s Lucio Papirio at the London Handel Festival with Ensemble Serse, Athamas Semele, Satirino La Calisto conducted by Anthony Legge, and The Spirit Dido and Aeneas.
His oratorio credits include Chichester Psalms at the Barbican, Handel’s Saul with Laurence Cummings at the Spitalfields Festival, Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Masaaki Suzuki at Snape Maltings, and Handel’s Messiah with Sir John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John’s at Kings Place and St John’s, Smith Square. He has appeared as a soloist on BBC Radio 3 and performed a duet recital with Michael Chance in the Holywell Music Room, Oxford. He also recently performed a concert series of Bach’s alto cantata Vergnügte Ruh with the orchestra Charivari Agréable and a Messiah tour of Ireland with the Irish Baroque Orchestra.
Other operatic engagements include Arsace in Handel’s Partenope conducted by Andrew Griffiths, The Prince Daisy Chain at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival, previewed at LSO St Luke’s, Dido and Aeneas with Kiez Oper in Berlin, and a tour of the staged Messiah with the Merry Opera.
Future engagements include Bach's St John Passion at Snape Maltings and in Leipzig with Solomon's Knot, Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the Brandenburg Baroque Players, and covering the role of Baba the Turk in Stravinsky's the Rake's Progress at the Aix-en-Provence opera festival.