It is such a great honour to be able to share what I have learnt and absorbed in my training and being a professional singer with the next generation of hopeful professionals. Being a professional singer means being an expert in several different strands; vocal technique, musicianship, linguistic and dramatic brilliance and it is with joy that I can help in bringing these strands together to help the young artists become the singers they need to be to have a chance of success.

Matthew Rose
2017/18 Artist-in-Residence

Celebrated British bass Matthew Rose is our 2017/18 Artist-in-Residence, working throughout the year with our Young Artists on characterisation, performance, interpretation and approach, as well as imparting advice from his wealth of experience performing around the world.

Matthew 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 he made an acclaimed debut at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Bottom (Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream), for which he received the John Christie Award, and he has since performed at opera houses throughout the world.

He has sung under the baton of Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Andrew Davis, Vladimir Jurowski, Sir Charles Mackerras, Yannick Nézet-Seguin and Antonio Pappano and is already a critically-acclaimed recording artist, winning a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording for Ratcliffe/Billy Budd. Other recordings include Winterreise with pianist Gary Matthewman and Schwanengesang with Malcolm Martineau (Stone Records).

Opera engagements in 2017/18 include Oroveso (Bellini Norma) and Colline (Puccini La bohème) at The Metropolitan Opera, New York and Grande Inquisitore (Verdi Don Carlo) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.  Concerts include  Haydn The Seasons with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Wagner Das Rheingold with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski and Bach St Matthew Passion with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Richard Egarr.


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