This year’s Critics’ Circle Music Awards winners announced.
The second annual Critics’ Circle Music Awards were announced on Friday 08 June and Askonas Holt is delighted that Bass Matthew Rose has been named as the recipient of the Exceptional Young Artist Award in the singer category. It truly has been an sensational season for Matthew and it began in New York where he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Colline (La boheme) to rave reviews. He then returned to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where he sang no less than three roles – Colline once more, Masetto (Don Giovanni) and his first Sparafucile (Rigoletto). He is currently in rehearsals at the English National Opera where he will shortly make his role debut as Claggart in a new production of Britten’s ‘Billy Budd’. He has also been busy on the concert platform and highlights this season have included the ‘Missa Solemnis’ in London and New York with the LSO and Sir Colin Davis, Rossini’s ‘Stabat Mater’ with the LPO and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Haydn’s ‘Die Jahreszeiten’ and ‘Die Schöpfung’ on tour with the OAE, Trevor Pinnock and Adam Fisher, Handel’s ‘Messiah’ with the Swedish Radio Orchestra and Daniel Harding and Tippett’s ‘A Child of our Time’ with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis. He also found time to give solo recitals in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, in London at St John’s, Smith Square and at the Meads and Brighton Festivals. Exceptional work indeed ! Bravo Matthew !