Dmitry Belosselskiy is one of the most exciting basses of his generation, taking the operatic world by storm, equally celebrated by audiences and critics.
In 2018/19, Dmitry will return to the Metropolitan Opera to open the season in a new production of Samson et Dalila (conducted by Sir Mark Elder), as well as performances of Aida, Don Giovanni, Das Rheingold, Die Walküre and Siegfried. He will also return to the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona for Luisa Miller and to the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow for various roles. Concert appearances will include Verdi’s Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago and Tokyo with Riccardo Muti as well as with the RAI Orchestra in Turin; he will also perform Shostakovich Symphony no. 13 at the Berliner Konzerthaus.
He has already established a remarkable career and has performed at the world’s finest opera houses and concert venues, including Metropolitan Opera New York, Teatro alla Scala, Salz-burger Festspiele, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Opera de Paris, Chorégies d’Orange, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opernhaus Zurich, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Theater an der Wien, Washington National Opera, Canadian Opera Company Toronto, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, and Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. He has also appeared with the London Phil-harmonic Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well as on the stages of Avery Fisher Hall, New York, Harris Theater, Chicago, John Hancock Hall Boston, Philharmonie Luxemburg, Wiener Konzerthaus, Gewandhaus Orchester in Leipzig, Macau International Music Festival, Seoul Arts Center, Palm Beach Opera and Bregenzer Festspiele.
Dmitry has worked with many leading conductors including Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Marco Armiliato, James Levine, James Conlon, Jan Latham Koenig, Ion Marin, Thomas Sanderling, Jesus López-Cobos, Riccardo Frizza and Mikhail Pletnev.
Graeme Broadbent studied at the Royal College of Music with Lyndon Vanderpump and in Moscow with Yevgeny Nesterenko. He was awarded the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire Postgraduate Diploma in 1991. He has performed with the Opera Comique, Theatre des Champs- Elysees, Theater an der Wien, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Festspielhaus Baden- Baden, New Zealand Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (Dudamel) and Accademia Santa Cecilia (Pappano). New productions for Opera North included Pinocchio, Der Zwerg and Seven Deadly Sins; and many roles for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden included Colline La boheme, Angelotti Tosca and King Marke Tristan und Isolde. Engagements include Eugene Onegin for the Scottish Opera, a new commission Monstrous Child for the Linbury Theatre of the Royal Opera House, Lieutenant Ratcliffe Billy Budd for the Bolshoi Theatre, and Menotti’s The Consul for the Welsh National Opera.
Paata Burchuladze was born in Georgia and studied at the Tbilisi State Conservatory and La Scala, Milan. His notable operatic appearances include Rossini’s Don Basilio, Konchak Prince Igor, Grand Inquisitor The Fiery Angel, Tsar Dodon The Golden Cockerel, Boris Godunov, Attila, Walther Luisa Miller, Timur, Jacopo Fiesco, Sobakin The Tsar’s Bride and Grand Inquisitor Don Carlo (Royal Opera House); Boris Godunov, Gounod’s Méphistophélès and Zaccaria in Nabucco (Paris Opéra); Walther, Boris Godunov, Nabucco, Grand Inquisitor and Prince Ivan Khovansky in Khovanshchina (Vienna State Opera); Zaccaria, Ramfis, Banquo, Jacopo Fiesco, Boris Godunov, Walther and Sparafucile (Teatro alla Scala); and Boris Godunov, Prince Ivan Khovansky, the Commendatore, Grand Inquisitor and Zaccaria (Metropolitan Opera, New York).
Hailed by critics for his stage presence and glorious basso cantabile, Ildebrando has been particularly renowned for the Mozart roles of Figaro, Count Almaviva, Leporello and Don Giovanni. In recent years he has added the great Verdi roles of Attila, Fiesco Simon Boccanegra and Banco Macbeth as well as Méphistophélès Faust and La Damnation de Faust to his repertoire.
Throughout his distinguished career he has appeared at the Wiener Staatsoper, Salzburg Festival, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Opéra national de Paris, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Teatro Real Madrid and Metropolitan Opera New York with conductors including Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Myung-Whun Chung, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Tugan Sokhiev and Antonio Pappano.
Russian bass Nikolay Didenko graduated from the Moscow Academy of Choral Art in both singing and conducting. He was a soloist of the ‘New Opera’ in Moscow, and until 2005 was a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio.
Following his training, Nikolay had many successes and sang roles including Frère Laurent Roméo et Juliette, Don Geronio Il Turco in Italia, Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Colline La bohème, Alidoro La Cenerentola and Oroveso Norma at houses including Houston Grand Opera, Opera de Paris, Royal Danish Opera, Cologne Opera, Washington Opera, New York City Opera, Bilbao Opera and Liceu Barcelona.
Jonathan Lemalu, a New Zealand born Samoan, graduated from a Postgraduate Diploma Course in Advanced Performance on the London Royal Schools Opera Course at the Royal College of Music and was awarded the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal. He is a joint winner of the 2002 Kathleen Ferrier award and the recipient of the 2002 Royal Philharmonic Society’s Award for Young Artist of the Year. He has performed at the Munich, Edinburgh, Ravinia and Tanglewood Festivals and at the BBC Proms. He is in great demand from the major opera houses, orchestras and recital venues of the world. He released a debut recital disc on EMI with Roger Vignoles to great critical acclaim and which won a Gramophone Debut Disc of the Year award. Other recordings include an operatic arias disc with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and a disc of English and American songs with Malcolm Martineau.
One of the great singers of his generation Robert Lloyd was born in Essex and educated at Oxford University. In 1972 he was appointed Principal Bass at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where he sang an enormous range of repertoire. He has also appeared with the major opera houses of the world including The Metropolitan Opera, New York; La Scala, Milan; the Deutsche Oper, Berlin; the Opera National de Paris Bastille; the Netherlands Opera; the Salzburg Festival; the San Francisco Opera; the Bolshoi and the Chicago Lyric Opera. His repertoire includes Don Carlo, Parsifal, Die Zauberflöte, Aida, Faust, Romeo et Juliette, Simon Boccanegra, Les Troyens, Turandot, Otello, Fidelio, Pelléas et Mélisande and Benvenuto Cellini, La Fanciulla del West, Don Giovanni, Samson et Dalila, Hamlet and Rigoletto.
Italian bass Andrea Mastroni began his musical education as a clarinettist before moving to vocal studies where he graduated from the Istituto Claudio Monteverdi in Cremona. His awards include the Mario Basiola prize (2005), the Giuseppe Di Stefano prize (Trapani) for his portrayl of Sparafucile Rigoletto, the Bibiena (Mantua) prize (2007) and the XXXVII Prize Franco Abbiati for his performance in Perocco’s Aquagranda at Teatro La Fenice.
Andrea’s repertoire includes Rocco Fidelio, Seneca L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Colline La bohème, Sparafucile Rigoletto, Hundung Die Walküre, Selim Il Turco in Italia, Il Re di Scozia Ariodante, Heinrich Lohengrin, Daland Der fliegende Holländer, Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Gremin Eugene Onegin, Achille in Sciro, Mustàfa Italiana in Algeri, Cardinal de Brogni La Juive, König Marke Tristan und Isolde, and the title roles in Don Giovanni and Don Pasquale among many others.
He has appeared at Metropolitan Opera, Opernhaus Zurich, Teatro Real Madrid, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Staatsoper, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Cincinnati Opera, Theatre des Champs Elysées, Teatro Massimo Di Palermo, and Royal Opera House Covent Garden.