Robert Pomakov



In the 2018-2019 season, Canadian bass Robert Pomakov will make role debuts Nourabad in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at Santa Fe Opera, and Méphistophélès in Faust for his house debut with Vancouver Opera. He will return to Oper Frankfurt to sing King René in a new production of Iolanta directed by Lydia Steier and to the Metropolitan Opera to reprise the role of Monterone in Rigoletto. Concert performances of the 2018-2019 season will include his debut with the Victoria Symphony, singing König Heinrich in Act III of Lohengrin.

In the 2017-18 season, Mr. Pomakov returned to the Metropolitan Opera to sing Luther and Crespel in Les Contes d’Hoffman and Bonze in Madama Butterfly, and to cover Wurm in Luisa Miller.  He also returned to the Canadian Opera Company to sing Monterone in Rigoletto and to cover Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, as well as to Oper Frankfurt to sing Oroveso in a new Christof Loy production of Norma.

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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