Jerome Knox was born in London and is a graduate of the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he was the inaugural Gleneagles scholar. He previously trained at the Royal College of Music and at Edinburgh University. In 2020, he won the prestigious London Handel Festival Competition and is now much in demand in both concert and operatic repertoire.
His many operatic roles include Dandini La Cenerentola, Faust in Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel, the title role Don Giovanni, Oreste Iphigénie en Tauride, Marcello La bohème, Melisso Alcina, Schaunard La bohème, Death Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Dr Falke Die Fledermaus and Pallante Agrippina, appearing with companies across the UK, including Scottish Opera, Glyndebourne, Garsington Opera and British Youth Opera.
Recent seasons has seen regular appearances with both English Touring Opera, singing roles including Don Prudenzio Il viaggio a Reims, Astolfo Lucrezia Borgia, Marcello La bohème, Afron in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel and Pallante Agrippina, as well as performing in the company’s staged version of the St John Passion, and Waterperry Opera, with whom he has appeared as Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro, Aeneas Dido & Aeneas and Polyphemus Acis & Galatea.
In concert, he has recently appeared at the Wigmore Hall as soloist with the London Handel Players, and given recitals at the Händel-Festspiele in Halle, also joining baritone Roderick Williams at Music at Paxton, supported by the prestigious Momentum scheme.
His future plans include a return to Scottish Opera for their Opera Highlights tour in autumn 2023, a further appearance at the Wigmore Hall with LHP, and his debut with the Flemish Radio Choir as soloist in Handel’s Messiah. His 2024 opens with his role debut as Nick Shadow The Rake's Progress for English Touring Opera.