John Relyea continues to distinguish himself as one of today's finest basses.
Mr. Relyea has appeared in many of the world’s most celebrated opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera (where he is an alumnus of the Merola Opera Program and a former Adler Fellow), Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Paris Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Vienna State Opera, Theater an der Wien, and the Mariinksy Theater. He made his LAO debut in 2011 as the bass soloist in Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato.
His roles include the title roles in Attila, The Marriage of Figaro, Bluebeard’s Castle, Don Quichotte, Attila and Aleko; Zaccaria in Nabucco, Bertram in Robert le Diable, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Colline in La Bohème, Don Alfonso in Lucrezia Borgia, Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Giorgio in I Puritani, Banquo in Macbeth, Garibaldo in Rodelinda, Méphistophélès in both Faust and La Damnation de Faust, the Four Villains in The Tales of Hoffmann, Escamillo in Carmen, Marke in Tristan und Isolde, Caspar in Der Freischutz, Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress, Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia, and King René in Iolanta.
Mr. Relyea also remains in high demand throughout the concert world where he appears regularly with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Berlin Philharmonic. He has also appeared at the Tanglewood, Ravinia, Blossom, Cincinnati May, Vail, Lanaudière, Salzburg, Edinburgh, Lucerne and Mostly Mozart festivals, and in the BBC Proms.
Recent engagements include his role debut in the title role of Mefistofele with Opera de Lyon, recording the role of Duke Bluebeard with the Bergen Symphony for Chandos, Claggart in a new production of Billy Budd with the Norsk Opera Oslo, and a return to the Dresden Semperopera as Marcel in a new production of Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots.
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