His engagements in the 2013/14 season include Sarastro Die Zauberflöte in his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper, Claggart Billy Budd on tour with the Glyndebourne Festival to New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music and Pimen Boris Godunov for his debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich.
At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden his roles have included Sarastro, Gremin, Sparafucile, Narbal Les Troyens and Ramfis Aida and in Salzburg he has sung Balducci Benvenuto Cellini with Gergiev, Hobson Peter Grimes with Rattle and Bartolo Le nozze di Figaro on tour to Japan. At the Glyndebourne Festival he has appeared as Claggart, Rocco Fidelio, Il Commendatore Don Giovanni and Superintendent Budd Albert Herring. A favourite at the English National Opera, his many roles there have included Sarastro, Pimen and Fiesco Simon Boccanegra. Other operatic engagements have included Sarastro at the Hamburg State Opera and for the Netherlands Opera; Banco Macbeth for the Opéra de Bordeaux; Pimen for the Opéra de Nice; Rocco in Seville; Il Commendatore and Claudio Agrippina in Santa Fe; Pogner for the Welsh National Opera and Fasolt Das Rheingold and Filippo Don Carlo for Opera North.
Future seasons see him return to Covent Garden, to the Netherlands Opera and English National Opera and make major debuts with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
In demand on the concert platform he has appeared at the Bregenz, Edinburgh, Lucerne, Salzburg and Three Choirs Festivals and at the BBC Proms. He works regularly with leading orchestras and conductors and recent engagements have included the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House with Pappano; the Philharmonia with Sir Andrew Davis; the Hallé Orchestra with Elder the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Harding; the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with Bicket; the Monteverdi Choir with Gardiner; the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Langrée.
He has recorded the roles of Somnus/Cadmus in Semele and Ariodate in Serse for Chandos; Ubaldo in Donizetti’s Imelda de Lambertazzi and Goffredo in Bellini’s Il Pirata for Opera Rara; Rocco Fidelio for Glyndebourne Live as well as Judas in The Apostles with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and John Nelson and Haydn Masses and Bach Cantatas with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.