IMG Artists Welcomes Heldentenor Brenden Gunnell to its Roster for General Management

2 Mar 2023

IMG Artists is delighted to welcome heldentenor Brenden Gunnell to its roster for General Management. He will be represented by Isabella Pitman from the London office.

The much sought-after Brenden Gunnell is renowned in opera and in concert. Born in the USA, he has gained an international reputation for his clarion and carefully nuanced tone, effortless upper tessitura, clear articulation, and intense acting style. Core roles of his opera repertoire include the title roles in Peter Grimes, Lohengrin, Parsifal, Oedipus Rex and Der Zwerg as well as Siegmund in Die Walkure, Laça in Jenufa, the Prince in Rusalka, Sergei in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Erik in Der Fliegende Hollander. On the concert stage he is particularly noted for Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, which he debuted with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, as well as his performances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Dortmund Philharmoniker, Rheingau Musik Festival, Bremen Glocke, and Domkirke Oslo.

Recent and upcoming highlights include Verdi’s Requiem in the Pisa Cathedral, with Staatskapelle Halle and conducted by Hartmut Haenchen, a concert performance of Die Walkure with the Philharmonie Zuidnederland in Eindhoven, conducted by Hartmut Haenchen, The Dream of Gerontius in the Hauptkirche St. Michaelis in Hamburg, conducted by Jörg Endebrock, as well as with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, Erik in Der Fliegende Hollander at the Komische Oper Berlin, Idomeneo at the Opéra National de Lorraine, Paul in Die Tote Stadt and Florestan in Fidelio.

Gunnell said, “I am so thrilled for the next exciting chapter of my career, collaborating together with Isabella Pitman and the great folks at IMG Artists. Here’s to a long and fruitful partnership!”

Pitman said, “I’m delighted to start working with Brenden. I first heard Brenden in a concert performance of Act 1 Die Walküre and have rarely been so struck by the clarity and directness of a voice. A true Heldentenor is not easy to come by, and I’m thrilled to be part of the next steps in his career.”

Photo credit: Tim Finke