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.
For the Royal Opera his roles have included Polyphemus (Acis and Galatea), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Haraschta (The Cunning Little Vixen), and Colline (La bohème). In 2006 he made an acclaimed debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) – for which he received the John Christie Award – and he has since sung the role at La Scala, Milan, the Royal Opera, the Opéra National de Lyon, and the Houston Grand Opera. Other roles include Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress) at the Glyndebourne Festival and for the Gothenburg Opera; Leporello at the Glyndebourne Festival and in Santa Fe; and Mozart’s Figaro at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, for the WNO, and at the Opéra de Lille.
His forthcoming engagements include Sparafucile (Rigoletto) and Talbot (Maria Stuarda) for the Royal Opera; Claggart (Billy Budd) for the English National Opera; and his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York as Colline.
In concert, he has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival, the BBC Proms, and the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. Recent engagements have included the LSO with Sir Colin Davis, Daniel Harding, and Michael Tilson Thomas; the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra with Sir Charles Mackerras; the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel; the Monteverdi Choir with John Eliot Gardiner; the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich with Charles Dutoit; [CZECH FIXING NEEDED] the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Jir?I Be?lohlávek and Marc Minkowski; and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Antonio Pappano.
His recital appearances include the Chester and Cheltenham International Festivals, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and London’s Wigmore Hall.
His recordings include Der Steuermann (Tristan und Isolde) and Walter (Guillaume Tell) with Pappano; Ratcliffe (Billy Budd) with Harding; bel canto arias with Natalie Dessay and Evelino Pido; and Handel’s Messiah with Stephen Cleobury and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, all for EMI; Tippett’s A Child of Our Time and Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ with Sir Colin Davis for LSO Live; and Liszt Lieder with Iain Burnside for Signum.