HGO Appearances: Current season: First SS Officer in The Passenger, Monterone in Rigoletto; Previous seasons: Benoît in La bohème (2012), Haly in The Italian Girl in Algiers (2012), The Bonze in Madame Butterfly (2011, 2011), Hobson in Peter Grimes (2010), Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2009), Shchelkalov/Varlaam in Boris Godunov (2005).
About the Artist: Recent performances for Robert Pomakov include his San Francisco Opera debut as Monterone in Rigoletto under the baton of Nicola Luisotti and a return to the Metropolitan Opera to sing Monterone in Michael Mayer’s new staging. In concert, he performed in the Mozart Requiem with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, and Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières, and in the Verdi Requiem with the Calgary Philharmonic. Highlights include his Washington National Opera debut as Leporello in Don Giovanni in a new production conducted by Plácido Domingo, his debut at Teatro Real as Nikitich in Boris Godunov conducted by Jesus Lopez-Cobos and opposite Samuel Ramey, Varlaam in Boris Godunov for his debut at La Monnaie, and the Chamberlain in a new production of Le rossignol by director Robert Lepage. He has performed frequently in concert with such organizations as Le Festival de Lanaudière, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Ravinia Festival, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival, Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Pacific Symphony. He is singing the First SS Officer in HGO’s concurrent performances of The Passenger.