Indian Baritone Darwin Prakash is currently a member of the International Opera Studio at Staatsoper Hannover. His engagements for the 21/22 season comprises of singing Baritone solo in German Premiere of Philip Venables' Denis & Katya, Piet in German premiere of Leonard Evers' Humanoid, Belcore in Donizetti's Elixir of Love and Herald
Indian Baritone Darwin Prakash is currently a member of the International Opera Studio at Staatsoper Hannover. His engagements for the 21/22 season comprises of singing Baritone solo in German Premiere of Philip Venables' Denis & Katya, Piet in German premiere of Leonard Evers' Humanoid, Belcore in Donizetti's Elixir of Love and Herald in Verdi’s Otello. In season 19/20 he performed the role of Baritone/Sherifa in Zad Moultaka’s Hamed und Sherifa, Second Nazarene in Salome, Ufficale and Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Sergente in La Boheme and Kaherdin in Frank Martin's Le Vin Herbe
After initially studying Geology at the University of Delhi, Prakash was discovered and brought to the UK by Dr. Robert Alderson in 2014 to pursue singing. Six months preparation in Manchester with Dr. Alderson led to a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied with Prof. Mark Wildman, Audrey Hyland, and Ingrid Surgenor. After completing his Masters in Performance at the Academy, Darwin became a member of Royal Academy Opera, graduating in 2019. His roles whilst with RAO included Ibn- Hakia Iolanta, Masetto Don Giovanni, Immigration Officer Flight, and Escamillo La Tragedie de Carmen. Upon leaving the RAM, he was awarded ''The Queen's Commendation for Excellence''.
Prakash was a member of the 2019 Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, singing in La Damnation de Faust and il Barbiere di Siviglia. Further operatic highlights include Leporello Don Giovanni (Opera Holland Park Young Artists), Geronimo Il Matrimonio Segreto (Royal Opera House Mumbai), cover Lysander The Enchanted Island (British Youth Opera), Sacerdote di Minerva Teseo (London Handel Festival). Concert work comprises Songs of War recitals at St. James Piccadilly, the Bass solos for Beethoven's 9th Symphony at Marlborough College, and Messiah at Arundel Cathedral.
Darwin recently won both 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2019 National Mozart Singing Competition. He attended the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto in 2018, where he took part in Masterclasses with Sir Richard Bonynge, Alessandro Corbelli, and Barbara Frittoli. In 2016 he was the recipient of the inaugural Gus Christie Award from Glyndebourne.