Rodion Pogossov

Russian baritone Rodion Pogossov joined the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the beginning of his early career (2000). He went on to make his Carnegie Hall debut with The Metropolitan Opera Chamber Ensemble, singing Stravinsky’s Renard under the inimitable baton of James Levine and the following season gave his first Carnegie Hall recital. From here, his outstanding career unfolded.

Now based in America, he regularly sings the roles of Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and has done so with Glyndebourne, the Spoleto Festival and at the Metropolitan Opera. Other major operatic roles include Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia which he has sung in houses across the world including at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Michigan Opera Theatre and Metropolitan Opera, Don Giovanni with the Oviedo Opera and Die Zauberflöte with the LA Opera. Recent operatic engagements have included Marcello in La bohème at the Michigan Opera Theatre, Pagliacci at the MET, Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Fano and Ascoli Piceno, his debut in Manon Lescaut at the Bayerische Staatsoper and his debut as Raimbaud in Le Comte Ory with the Seattle Opera.
Also a wonderful recitalist, solo appearances have included St. John’s Smith Square, Suntory Hall, Vancouver Recital Society and a Rachmaninov recital at the Wigmore Hall accompanied by Iain Burnside. He has also performed La Scala di Seta under the baton of Enrique Mazzola and the Orchestre National d'Ile de France and Rachmaninov’s The Bells at the Vara Konserthus. Rodion regularly performs Carmina Burana, including appearances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra (which was released on CD) and most recently with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Charles Dutoit. He also sang Adelson e Salvini with Opera Rara at the Barbican London.
Engagements this season and beyond include Pagliacci at the Norske Opera, La bohème at the Metropolitan Opera and La bohème and Die Zauberflote with Cincinnati Opera. Concert performances include Faust et Helene with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Rachmaninov's Spring Cantata with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic conducted by Vasily Petrenko. He will also sing Carmen with Seattle Opera and Carmina Burana in Oslo.

As a recording artist, his discography includes his solo recital disc for the prestigious EMI Debut Series which received great acclaim and was followed by a disc of Rachmaninov songs with pianist Iain Burnside released in February 2014.

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