Ian Bostridge

Ian Bostridge’s international recital career takes him to the foremost concert halls of Europe, Southeast Asia, and North  America. His operatic appearances have included Aschenbach/Death in Venice for the Deutsche Oper, Peter Quint/The Turn of the Screw for the Teatro alla Scala, Handel’s Jeptha for Opéra National de Paris, Nerone/L’Incoronazione di Poppea and Tom Rakewell for the Bayerische Staatsoper, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni for the Wiener Staatsoper, Tamino/Die  Zauberflöte and Jupiter/Semele for the English National Opera and Caliban/The Tempest for the Royal Opera House.

Highlights have included Britten’s War Requiem with Kent Nagano and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and the Konzertchor  Darmstadt, Schwanengesang at the Wigmore Hall and Des Knaben Wunderhorn for Orchestre de Chambre de Paris both with Lars Vogt, a tour of Monteverdi’s Orfeo with Europa Galante, and further performances with jazz pianist Brad Mehldau of The Folly of Desire in Europe. 21/22 has also seen the release of his latest album on the Pentatone label. Upcoming engagements include the War Requiem with the Boston Symphony Orchestra cond. Pappano, Winterreise with Pappano at the Bayerische Staatsoper, a tour with Europa Galante of The Seasons as well as collaborations with Angela Hewitt and Julius Drake.

His many recordings have won all the major international record prizes and been nominated for 15 Grammys. His recording for Pentatone of Schubert’s Winterreise with Thomas Adès won the Vocal Recording of the Year 2020 in the International Classical Music Awards. Recent recordings include Respighi Songs and Die schöne Mullerin with Saskia Giorgini for Pentatone, Shakespeare songs (Grammy Award, 2017) and Requiem: The Pity of War with Pappano for Warner Classics.

His book Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession was published by Faber and Faber in the UK and Knopf in the USA in 2014. He was made a CBE in the 2004 New Year’s Honours.

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