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  • November
Jacques Imbrailo
Baritone

BIOGRAPHY

Recent operatic engagements include Pelléas Pelléas et Mélisande (Welsh National Opera and Essen Opera); Valentin in Gounod’s Faust (Baden-Baden); the title role of Don Giovanni (Scottish Opera); Guglielmo Così fan tutte (Houston Grand Opera); Beethoven Symphony No.9 (Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona); Britten’s War Requiem (Teatro Real, Madrid); Papageno Die Zauberflöte (Welsh National Opera); Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia (Florence/Houston); Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro (Royal Opera House/Welsh National Opera/Opéra de Lille); and Aeneas Dido & Aeneas (Opera di Roma). Imbrailo’s 2010 Glyndebourne Festival debut in the title role of Billy Budd – in Michael Grandage’s acclaimed new production conducted by Sir Mark Elder – won rave reviews, with Andrew Clark of the Financial Times pronouncing him “the finest Billy I have heard – lusty, virile, sensitive and moving”.

Other roles include Figaro The Barber of Seville (Welsh National Opera); the leading baritone role in Judith Weir’s new commission for the Royal Opera House,Miss Fortune (which premièred at the Bregenz Festspiele); Malatesta Don Pasquale (Royal Opera House); Guglielmo Così fan tutte (Opera Colorado/Glyndebourne Touring Opera/Opera North); Schaunard La bohème(Royal Opera House); and a reprise of Billy Budd (Brooklyn Academy of Music/de Nederlandse Opera). Roles on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme included the title role of Owen Wingrave, Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream, MoralesCarmen, Marullo Rigoletto, Scythian Iphigénie en Tauride, Flemish Deputy Don Carlos and Wigmaker Ariadne auf Naxos.

Concert performances include Christ The Apostles with the Hallé and Sir Mark Elder at the BBC Proms and Carmina Burana with the New York Philharmonic under Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, as well as Bach St John Passion, HandelMessiah, Brahms Requiem, Fauré Requiem and Duruflé Requiem. Imbrailo has given solo Lieder recitals at the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square and the Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and performed in concert at the Verbier Festival, Royal Albert Hall and Southbank Centre.

Highlights this season include Messner in the world premiere of Jimmy López’s Bel Canto at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Pelléas Pelléas et Mélisande (Opernhaus Zürich) and the title role of Don Giovanni at the Cadogan Hall.

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