Matthew Rose

Matthew Rose

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 – and has since sung the role at Teatro alla Scala, The Royal Opera House, Opéra National de Lyon, Houston Grand Opera and the Metropolitan Opera.

For the Metropolitan Opera, he has sung Talbot in Maria Stuarda, Oroveso in Norma), Masetto and Leporello in Don Giovanni, Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette and Colline in La bohème. For ROH, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavlier and Talbot in Maria Stuarda. For Glyndebourne, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress, Callistene in Poliuto and Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia. He sang Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavlier for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, as well as Claggart in Billy Budd and King Marke in Tristan und Isolde at the English National Opera, the title role in Figaro for Welsh National Opera, Opéra de Lille, and the Bayerische Staatsoper, Leporello at the Deutsche Oper, and Henry VIII in Anna Bolena at the Opéra National de Bordeaux.

Recent opera engagements include Gremin in Eugene Onegin for Garsington Opera, Leporello for the Chicago Lyric Opera, Claudio in Agrippina, Oroveso and Ashby in La Fanciulla del West for The Metropolitan Opera, Pimen in Boris Godunov at Covent Garden, Bottom for Philadelphia Opera and Grande Inquisitore in Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Recent concert appearances include include Pulcinella, Nick Shadow and Wagner’s Das Rheingold with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, Beethoven’s 9th with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Lahav Shani, Mozart Requiem with Manfred Honeck and the New York Philharmonic, Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ with Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Haydn’s The Seasons with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Penderecki’s Lucas Passion on tour with Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Richard Egarr.

Plans in 21/22 include Wotan in Die Walküre for ENO and the Staatstheater Darmstadt, Monk in Don Carlos, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor for the Metropolitan Opera and Filippo II in Don Carlos for Wroclaw Opera. On the concert platform, Matthew sings Christus in St Matthew Passion with Arcangelo at the BBC Proms and Messiah with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Jonathan Cohen as well as with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Reinhard Goebel.