Robert Pomakov

Bass

Biography

In the 2019-2020 season, Canadian bass Robert Pomakov makes a number of important house debuts including debuts with Opéra National de Paris as the Bonze in Madama Butterfly directed by Robert Wilson, Den Norske Opera as Gremin in Christof Loy’s production Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin , and Cincinnati Opera as Vodník in Rusalka. He returns to the Metropolitan Opera to cover the roles of Fiesco in Simon Boccenegra and Timur in Turandot. Concert engagements include Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Calgary Philharmonic under the baton of Music Director Rune Bergmann.

In the 2018-2019 season Mr. Pomakov made role debuts as Nourabad in Les Pêcheurs de Perles in a return to Santa Fe Opera and Méphistophélès in Faust for his house debut with Vancouver Opera. He returned to Oper Frankfurt for King René in a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta directed by Lydia Steier and returned to the Metropolitan Opera to reprise the role of Monterone in Rigoletto. Concert performances included his debut with the Victoria Symphony, singing König Heinrich in Act III of Lohengrin, and the New Mexico Philharmonic as the bass soloist in Verdi’s Requiem.

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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