Gordon Gietz

Don José in Carmen

Biography

Debut
Tenor/Ninth Symphony by Beethoven led by John Eliot Gardiner (BBC Prom Concerts, London)

Career
Repertoire: Italian and French repertoire, but also Janacek, Britten, Chabrier, Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner, Mozart, Poulenc, Berlioz, Sjostakovitsj and contemporary compositions by Gerald Barry, Kaija Saariaho, Nicholas Maw, Jonathan Harvey, Conrad Susa and Tobias Picker.

Highlights
Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni (Opéra Bastille Paris); Bénédict/Béatrice et Bénédict (Bologna); Lysander/A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Glyndebourne Festival, Barcelona Liceu); Il Duca/Rigoletto (Beijing, Hanoi); Tamino/Die Zauberflöte (Nederlandse Opera, Opéra Bastille Paris); Les Contes d’Hoffmann/Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Geneva opera); Roméo/Roméo et Juliette (Geneva opera, Vancouver Opera), Steva/Jenufa (Geneva opera, Philadelphia Orchestra Châtelet in Paris); Fenton/Falstaff (New York City Opera); Dialogues des Carmélites (la Scala Milaan); Cassio/Otello (Opéra Bastille); Alfred/Die Fledermaus (Opéra Bastille); Stingo/Sophie’s Choice, world premiere of Nicholas Maw (Covent Garden); Váňa Kudrjáš/Katja Kabanova (La Monnaie Brussels); Naraboth/Salomé (de Nederlandse Opera, La Monnaie Brussels); Tambourmajor/Wozzeck (Opera of Cologne); Cavaradossi/Tosca (Opera of Memphis);

Worked with
New York Philharmonic with Kurt Masur, the Montreal Symphony with Charles Dutoit, the San Francisco Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Sir Simon Rattle and by Wolfgang Sawallisch.

Recent and future productions
Don José/Carmen (Vlaamse Opera)

Last update on 22 May 2012

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