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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 Matthew made an acclaimed debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for which he received the John Christie Award. Since then, Matthew has performed in roles for the Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Royal Opera House, among others.

In concert, Matthew has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival, the BBC Proms and New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival. Recent concert appearances include Mozart’s Requiem (New York Philharmonic), Nick Shadow in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (London Philharmonic Orchestra), Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ (BBC Symphony Orchestra), Haydn’s The seasons (Philadelphia Orchestra), Penderecki’s St Luke Passion (Montreal Symphony Orchestra) and Bach’s St Matthew Passion (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra).

Highlights of the 2019/20 season include performing in roles as Leporello in Don Giovanni (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Claudio in Agrippina and Colline in La bohème (Metropolitan Opera), and Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier (La Monnaie).

Matthew has appeared in recital at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and New York’s Carnegie Hall.

His recordings include a critically acclaimed Winterreise with pianist Gary Matthewman, Schwanengesang with Malcolm Martineau, an album of bel canto arias with Natalie Dessay and Evelino Pidò, Handel’s Messiah with the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and the late Stephen Cleobury, and Arias for Benucci with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen, the last of which was released on Hyperion.


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