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Rose, Matthew (bass)
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Matthew Rose (bass)

British bass Matthew Rose studied at the Curtis Institute of Music before becoming a member of the Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In 2006 he made an acclaimed debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream—for which he received the John Christie Award—and has since sung the role at La Scala, Covent Garden, Opéra National de Lyon, Houston Grand Opera and at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. He has sung Talbot (Maria Stuarda) and Colline (La bohème) for the Metropolitan Opera; Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) and Talbot at Covent Garden; Leporello (Don Giovanni), Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress), Callistene (Poliuto) and Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia) at Glyndebourne Festival; Claggart (Billy Budd) at English National Opera; Mozart’s Figaro for Welsh National Opera, Opéra de Lille, and the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich; Leporello at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin; and Henry VIII (Anna Bolena) at Opéra National de Bordeaux.

In concert he has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival, BBC Proms and the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. His engagements include the LSO with Sir Colin Davis, Daniel Harding and Michael Tilson Thomas; the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel; the Dresden Staatskapelle with Sir Charles Mackerras; the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sir Andrew Davis, Jirví Belohlávek and Marc Minkowski; the LPO with Yannick Nézet-Séguin; L’Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique with Sir John Eliot Gardiner; the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Charles Dutoit; and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Sir Antonio Pappano.

Matthew Rose’s recital appearances include the Brighton, Chester and Cheltenham international festivals, and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Kennedy Center, Washington.

Already a prolific recording artist his recordings include a critically acclaimed Winterreise with pianist Gary Matthewman and Schwanengesang with Malcolm Martineau; Walter (Guillaume Tell) and Der Steuermann (Tristan und Isolde) with Pappano; Ratcliffe (Billy Budd, winner of a Grammy Award) with Harding; bel canto arias with Natalie Dessay and Evelino Pidò; Handel’s Messiah with Stephen Cleobury and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; Tippett’s A Child of our Time and Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ with Sir Colin Davis; and Liszt Lieder with Iain Burnside. His roles on DVD include Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress) and Mr Flint (Billy Budd) from Glyndebourne, and Polyphemus (Acis and Galatea) from Covent Garden.


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