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Matthew Rose

Bass

Biography

Matthew Rose in action.
Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

British bass Matthew Rose was a member of The Royal Opera’s Young Artist Programme 2003–05. He has since returned to sing roles including Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Polyphemus (Acis and Galatea), Colline (La bohème), Masetto (Don Giovanni, including on tour with The Royal Opera to Japan), Harašta (The Cunning Little Vixen), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Timur (Turandot), Talbot (Maria Stuarda), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Baron Ochs (Der Rosenkavalier). In the 2018/19 Season he sings Pimen (Boris Godunov).

Rose was born in Brighton and trained at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Away from the Royal Opera appearances include Ashby (La fanciulla del West), Colline, Talbot, Oroveso (Norma), Leporello, Masetto (Don Giovanni) and Frère Laurent (Roméo et Juliette) for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia), Callistene (Poliuto) and Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress) for Glyndebourne Festival, Baron Ochs for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Bottom for La Scala, Milan, King Marke (Tristan und Isolde) and John Claggart (Billy Budd) for English National Opera, Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlo) and Leporello for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for Garsington Opera and Walter (Guillaume Tell) at the BBC Proms.

Rose performs widely in concert, with conductors including Andrew Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Jurowski, John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Harding, Antonio Pappano, Robin Ticciati and Michael Tilson-Thomas. He is a keen recitalist who has recorded prolifically, including Winterreise with Gary Matthewman for Stone Records. Alongside his international career, he is Artistic Consultant to the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera, and an advisory member of the Mahler Foundation. During the 2017/18 season, Matthew Rose was an Artist in Residence at the National Opera Studio.

News and features

Your Reaction: What did you think of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier?

19 December 2016
Your Reaction: What did you think of Strauss's <em>Der Rosenkavalier</em>?

A round-up of reviews and responses to Robert Carsen's sumptuous new Royal Opera production.

The Royal Opera to tour to Japan in September 2015

29 August 2014
The Royal Opera to tour to Japan in September 2015

Company to perform Macbeth and Don Giovanni in Tokyo, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

See the opera stars of tomorrow for free at ROH lunchtime recitals

7 January 2014
See the opera stars of tomorrow for free at ROH lunchtime recitals

Jette Parker Young Artists on why recitals are as important as singing on stage.

Photos

Helene Schneiderman as Annina and Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke as Valzacchi and Helene Schneiderman as Annina in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose as Sarastro and Sophie Bevan as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose as Timur and Ailyn Pérez as Liù in Turandot, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose as Timur and Ailyn Pérez as Liù in Turandot, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose as the Poacher in The Cunning Little Vixen, The Royal Opera

Sophie Bevan as Sophie von Faninal, Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs and Alice Coote as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs and Alice Coote as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose in La bohème

Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs and Alice Coote as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs and Alice Coote as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Kate Lindsey as Zerlina and Matthew Rose as Masetto in Don Giovanni

Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Alice Coote as Octavian and Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Alfred Kim as Calaf, Matthew Rose as Timur and Ailyn Pérez as Liù in Turandot, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs and Renée Fleming as The Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose in rehearsals for La bohème

Matthew Rose as Sparafucile in Rigoletto

Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs and Alice Coote as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Helene Schneiderman as Annina, Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs and Alasdair Elliott as Innkeeper in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera

Matthew Rose