British bass Charbel Mattar was a member of the Royal Opera Chorus 2006–11, during which time his solo roles for The Royal Opera included Town Crier (La Juive) and Messenger (La traviata). His roles since leaving the Chorus have included Second Knight (Parsifal) and Marquis d’Obigny (La traviata). In the 2016/17 Season he returns to sing in The Nose.
Mattar studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, and the Guildhall School for Music and Drama. He was a member of the Glyndebourne chorus in 2001 and has sung Arcas (Iphigénie en Aulide) for Glyndebourne Festival and Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro), Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin), Marquis d’Obigny and Valens (Theodora) for Glyndebourne on Tour. Other engagements include Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) at the Oxford Playhouse, Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia) for De Vlaamse Opera, Buonafede (Il mondo della luna) for Garsington and Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Savoy Opera.
Mattar’s appearances in concert include Polifemo (Aci, Galatea e Polifemo) for The English Concert, broadcast on BBC Radio 3.