Matthew Rose (bass)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Matthew Rose (born 4 May 1978 in Seaford, near Brighton, UK) is an English operatic bass.


Matthew Rose studied at Seaford College and the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia.[1] In 2003 he joined the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.[2]

He has performed at many of the most noted operatic venues across the world including La Scala, Milan, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, the Metropolitan Opera, New York and English National Opera.

He has sung most of the standard oratorio repertoire in concert, working with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, The Monteverdi Choir, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

He has performed at the BBC Proms, The Edinburgh Festival, The Georges Enescu Festival and the Mostly Mozart Festival, New York and has given recitals at venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. He was awarded the John Christie Prize at Glyndebourne in 2006 and received the Independent Opera/Wigmore Hall Fellowship in 2007. In June 2012 he was awarded the Critics Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent.[3]

Operatic repertoire[edit]


He has recorded with Sir Colin Davis (Berlioz L'enfance du Christ, Otello and a Child of our Time for LSO Live), Sir Charles Mackerras (Mozart Vespers and Schubert Mass in E flat with Dresden Staatskappelle) and Richard Hickox (Schubert Mass in E flat); Ariadne auf Naxos with Sir Richard Armstrong, Rossini's Stabat Mater with LPO and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Tristan and Isolde and William Tell with Antonio Pappano, A Midsummer Night's Dream by Britten with Ilan Volkov from Glyndebourne, Billy Budd with Daniel Harding (winner Grammy award), Messiah with Kings College Cambridge (also on DVD) and a CD of Liszt songs with Iain Burnside. On DVD he can be seen in Carmen, Faust and Acis and Galatea from the Royal Opera House, Billy Budd and The Rake's Progress from Glyndebourne and Haydn's Creation with John Nelson and the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra. In 2013 he released his début solo recital disc, Schubert's Winterreise, with pianist Gary Matthewman, for Stone Records.