Rose’s close association with London’s Royal Opera includes diverse repertoire ranging stylistically from The Magic Flute to Boris Godunov to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In the latter opera his portrayal of Bottom has been hailed at the Metropolitan Opera (where he currently serves as artistic consultant to the company’s young-artist program), La Scala, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, the Opéra de Lyon, and most recently Opera Philadelphia. His wide repertoire also encompasses Britten’s Claggart|Billy Budd (ENO); Mozart’s Figaro (Munich) and Osmin (Garsington Opera); Rossini (Walter|Guillaume Tell, BBC Proms); Donizetti (Callistene|Poliuto, Glyndebourne); Bellini (Oroveso|Norma, Met); Verdi (Grand Inquisitor|Don Carlo, Berlin); Wagner (King Marke|Tristan und Isolde, ENO); Puccini (Colline|La bohème and Ashby|La fanciulla del West, Met); and Stravinsky (Nick Shadow|The Rake’s Progress, Glyndebourne). A native of Brighton, Sussex, Rose runs a music festival there, Matthew Rose and Friends.
Previously at Lyric: Leporello| Don Giovanni (2019|20), Baron Ochs| Der Rosenkavalier (2015|16).
Last updated: November 14, 2019
Photo: Lena Kern