Robert Pomakov



In the 2017-18 season, Canadian bass Robert Pomakov will return to the Metropolitan Opera to sing Luther and Crespel in Les Contes d’Hoffman and Bonze Madama Butterfly, and to cover Wurm in Luisa Miller.  He will also return to Canadian Opera Company to reprise Monterone in Rigoletto and to cover Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, as well as to Oper Frankfurt to sing Oroveso in Norma.

In the 2016-17 season, Mr. Pomakov made his company debut at San Francisco Opera as Mathieu in Andrea Chénier in a production by David McVicar, conducted by music director Nicola Luisotti.  Additional debuts this past season included a house and role debut as Gremin in a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Oper Frankfurt and his debut with Opéra National de Paris as Monterone in Rigoletto, in which role he also returned to the Metropolitan Opera.  He also returned to Canadian Opera Company for a role debut as Alberich in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung. Concert appearances included Mozart’s Requiem with the Phoenix Symphony conducted by music director Tito Muñoz.

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

Washington Post