Robert Pomakov

Bass

Biography

Canadian bass Robert Pomakov begins 2015-2016 returning for his fourth season to the Metropolitan Opera as Don Basilo in Barlett Sher’s production of The Barber of Seville, and Monterone in Michael Mayer’s production of Rigoletto conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado.  He returns to the Canadian Opera Company as Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro and covers the role of Alberich in Siegfried.  He will make his company and role debuts with Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Vodnick in Rusalka, and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis as Banquo in Verdi’s Macbeth.

Highlights of last season include a return to the Metropolitan Opera for Laurent Pelly’s production ofManon alongside Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo, conducted by Emmanuel Villaume, a new production of Le Nozze di Figaro conducted by James Levine, and productions of Don Carlo, and Les Contes d’Hoffmann.  He also debuted with Santa Fe Opera as Monterone in Rigoletto and in the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon’s, Cold Mountain, as well as covering Jochanaan in Strauss’ Salome.

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Reviews

“This young Canadian is clearly a talent to watch. Embodying the melancholy heft and gloomy conviction of the classic Russian bass voice.”

Washington Post