Bass-baritone (United Kingdom)
HGO Appearances: The Wanderer (Wotan) in Siegfried. Previously: Wotan in Die Walküre (2015) and in Das Rheingold (2014).
About the Artist:
Iain Paterson made his HGO debut in 2014 as Wotan in Das Rheingold and continued his portrayal in last season’s Die Walkure, a role debut. These are his first performances of The Wanderer. He made his professional debut at the Salzburg Easter Festival in Das Rheingold under Sir Simon Rattle, and has since performed in prestigious houses all over the world. Highlights this season include returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin for Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde, to the Bayreuth Festival for Wotan in Das Rheingold and Kurwenal, and to the Vienna State Opera for Orest in Elektra and Jochanaan in Salome. He also makes his debut at Oper Stuttgart as Jochanaan and returns to the Edinburgh Festival. In future seasons, he will return to the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and to the Bavarian State Opera and English National Opera. Recent operatic highlights include role debuts as Kurwenal at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg for English National Opera; his debut at the Bayreuth Festival as Kurwenal in a new production of Tristan und Isolde; his house debut at La Monnaie as Peneois in Daphne; Orest at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Captain Balstrode in Peter Grimes at the Vienna State Opera and at English National Opera; Amfortas in Parsifal at the Beijing Festival; the title role in Don Giovanni for Opera Vlaanderen and English National Opera; Fasolt in Das Rheingold at La Scala; and Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen for Bergen National Opera.