Hong Kong bass-baritone Jacob Bettinelli graduated from the Wales International Academy of Voice: he previously started as a lyric baritone at the Royal College of Music, where he gained his Master of Performance and Bachelor of Music degree.
He made his debut at Opera Holland Park playing the role of Ford in Sir John in Love with British Youth Opera last summer. Other operatic appearances include Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Escamillo in Carmen, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola. Opera highlights of previous seasons include the title role in Le nozze di Figaro with Orquesta Sinfónica de Michoacán in Morelia, Uberto in La Serva Padrona and Gil in Il segreto di Susanna in Macau, Masetto in Don Giovanni at State Opera Varna and Hong Kong City Hall.
Jacob Bettinelli was a Britten Pears Young Artist, and recipient of Third Prize in the Piemonte Opera Voci Dal Mondo International Singing Competition in 2019.