Skip to main content




About the artist: 

Previously with HGO, Samuel Ramey appeared as the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlos (2012), Mephistopheles in Faust (2007), the title role of Boris Godunov (2005), Phillip II in Don Carlo (2001), Zaccaria in Nabucco (2000), the title role of Mefistofele (1999, 1992), Olin Blitch in Susannah (1996), the title role in Attila (1995), and Argante in Rinaldo (1975). His repertoire spans numerous vocal styles, from the bel canto of Bellini, Rossini, and Donizetti to the lyric and dramatic roles of Mozart and Verdi to the heroic roles of the Russian and French repertoire. He has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera; La Scala; the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Vienna State Opera; Paris Opera; Verona’s Arena; Deutsche Oper Berlin; San Francisco Opera; Lyric Opera of Chicago; and many more of the world’s leading opera companies. Ramey recently returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Timur in Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Turandot. Other performances include a revival of his famous role as Duke Bluebeard in Bluebeard’s Castle and his debut as Sarastro in The Magic Flute. Other recent engagements include Don Basilio (The Barber of Seville), Rambaldo (La Rondine) and Pope Leo at the Met; Claudius (Hamlet) with Washington National Opera; Scarpia (Tosca) at Deutsche Oper Berlin; Méphistophélès in Nice; and Benoit/Alcindoro at The Dallas Opera. Ramey’s repertoire includes more than 50 roles, and he has made more than 80 recordings, which have garnered nearly every major award, including three Grammy Awards. In 1998 the French Ministry of Culture awarded him the rank of Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters.

Cookie Notice

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience on our site.

To find out more, view our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Back To Top Back to top