British bass Matthew Rose studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia before becoming a member of the Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In 2006 he made an acclaimed debut at Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream – for which he received the John Christie Award – and he has since sung the role at La Scala, Covent Garden, Opéra National de Lyon, Houston Grand Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
Recent opera engagements include Gremin/Eugene Onegin, Claudio/Agrippina, Baron Ochs/Der Rosenkavalier, Raimondo /Lucia di Lammermoor, and King Marke/Tristan und Isolde. Past concert engagements include Pulcinella with Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO and Schubert’s Mass with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Kent Nagano, as well as recital performances at Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall.
Plans in 21/22 include Wotan/Die Walküre for ENO and the Staatstheater Darmstadt, and Monk and Phillipe II/Don Carlos and Raimondo/Lucia di Lammermoor for the Metropolitan Opera.