American bass James Creswell has established himself as one of the leading basses of his generation.

Born in Seattle, he graduated from Yale University and his early career included apprenticeships with LA Opera and San Francisco Opera until moving to Germany as a soloist with the Komische Opera Berlin.

Earlier this season, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Ashby in The Girl of the Golden West at the Metropolitan Opera and performed Phorbas in Oedipe for Dutch National Opera. Upcoming engagements include Frére Laurent in Roméo et Juliette and Dr. Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro with San Francisco Opera, Sarastro in The Magic Flute with Scottish Opera, and Oroveso in Norma for Oper Frankfurt.

Mr. Creswell has appeared at the Dutch National Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Bilbao Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, San Francisco Opera, LA Opera, Staatsoper Berlin, Oper Frankfurt, Theater an der Wien, Opéra de Bordeaux, Angers-Nantes Opéra, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Edinburgh International Festival, Nederlandse Reisopera, Tallinn Festival, Ravinia Festival and Bergen International Festival.