American tenor Paul Groves enjoys an impressive international career performing on the stages of all the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls.
Paul Groves begins his 2015/16 season in a rare role debut singing Rodrigue in Massenet’s Le Cid with Boston’s Odyssey Opera. He then returns to the Metropolitan Opera for Berg’s Lulu, conducted by James Levine. Groves makes another role debut in February in the East Coast premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain with Opera Philadelphia. He returns to Opéra de Lyon in May for performances of Stravinsky’s Perséphone, for which Opera Today praised his “splendid” portrayal of Eumolpus at the Aix-en-Provence Festival last July. A seasoned concert performer, Groves appears in a trilogy of Berlioz works this season – with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the Te Deum in February, the San Francisco Symphony for the composer’s Requiem in March, and with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Roméo et Juliette in April.
Paul Groves made an important role debut in the 2014-15 season when he performed the title role in Wagner'sLohengrin in a new production with the Norwegian National Opera in Olso. He returned to the Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence to revive his portrayal in staged performances of Stravinsky'sPerséphone as well as to the Vienna Staatsoper where he appeared as Florestan in Beethoven's Fidelio. Mr. Groves appeared throughout the season in concert, including appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Zurich's Tonhalle Orchestra.
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