In the 2013/14 Season British bass Charbel Mattar sings Second Knight (Parsifal) and Marquis d’Obigny (La traviata) for The Royal Opera. He was a member of the Royal Opera Chorus 2006–11, during which time he also sang the roles Town Crier (La Juive) and Messenger (La traviata).
Mattar studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, and at the Guildhall School for Music and Drama. He was a member of the Glyndebourne chorus in 2001 and has sung Arcas (Iphigénie en Aulide) at the Glyndebourne Festival and Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro), Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin), Marquis d’Obigny and Valens (Theodora) with Glyndebourne on Tour. His other roles have included 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 recent concert performances have included Polifemo (Aci, Galatea e Polifemo) for The English Concert, broadcast on BBC Radio Three.
News and features
20 April 2011
Charbel Mattar in Parsifal, The Royal Opera © ROH/Clive Barda, 2013
Ashley Riches, Jihoon Kim, Charbel Mattar and Michel de Souza as Servants in Capriccio in Concert © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013
Charbel Mattar as Second Knight and Gerald Finley as Amfortas in Parsifal © ROH / Clive Barda 2013