Brett Polegato
baritone
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Brett Polegato as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Vancouver Opera

 
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2018
February Puccini: LA BOHÈME (Marcello)
Pacific Opera Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia



2017
January Ryan: AFGHANISTAN: REQUIEM FOR A GENERATION
Vancouver Symphony
Vancouver, British Columbia

February Brahms: EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM
Calgary Philharmonic
Calgary, Alberta

April Elgar: THE APOSTLES (Jesus)
Pax Christi Chorale
Toronto, Ontario

June CONCERT AT THE SADDLEDOME
Calgary Philharmonic
Calgary, Alberta



2016
January Korngold: DIE TOTE STADT (Frank / Fritz)
Calgary Opera
Calgary, Alberta

February Schumann: LIEDERKREIS, Op. 39
(World Premiere: Arrangement for Baritone, String Quintet & Guitar)
Eybler Quartet
Toronto & St. Catharines, Ontario

March LE TRAVAIL DU PEINTRE
(Mazzoleni Masters Songmasters)
Peter Tiefenbach & Rachel Andrist, pianists
Royal Conservatory of Music, Mazzoleni Hall
Toronto, Ontario

May Wagner: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (Kurwenal)
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Paris, France

June Estacio: OURS (Thomas Nangle)
Opera On The Avalon
St. John's, Newfoundland

October Verdi: SIMON BOCCANEGRA (Paolo)
Pacific Opera Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia

November - December Wagner: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (Kurwenal)
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Rome, Italy



2015
January Mahler:
LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham, England
David Afkham, conductor

March - April Wagner: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (Kurwenal)
Opéra National de Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France

June - July Puccini: LA BOHÈME (Marcello)
Grange Park Opera
Hampshire, England

July Tchaikovsky: EUGENE ONEGIN
(Eugene Onegin)
Grange Park Opera
Hampshire, England

August Sullivan: THE MIKADO (Pooh-Bah)
Calgary Opera
Calgary, Alberta

September BELLA CONCERT HALL OPENING CONCERT
Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta

October Bizet: LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (Zurga)
Seattle Opera
Seattle, Washington

November CELEBRATE! at Partridge Hall
Chorus Niagara
St. Catharines, Ontario

December Handel: MESSIAH
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Calgary, Alberta



2014
January Schumann: DICHTERLIEBE
(World Premiere: Arrangement for Baritone, String Quintet & Guitar)
Eybler Quartet
Toronto & St. Catharines, Ontario

February Vaughan Williams: DONA NOBIS PACEM
(Concerts and Recording)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Atlanta, Georgia
Robert Spano, conductor

March Mozart: DON GIOVANNI (Don Giovanni)
Vancouver Opera
Vancouver, British Columbia

May Verdi: DON CARLOS (Rodrigo)
Vancouver Opera
Vancouver, British Columbia

June Strasnoy: REQUIEM (Gowan Stevens)
(World Premiere)
Teatro Colón
Buenos Aires, Argentina

August SPEIGHT JENKINS CELEBRATION GALA
Seattle Opera
Seattle, Washington

September AN EVENING OF SONG with Robert Kortgaard
Brock University, Centre for the Arts
St. Catharines, Ontario

November Puts: SILENT NIGHT
(French Lieutenant Audebert)
Calgary Opera
Calgary, Alberta

December Handel: MESSIAH
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Toronto, Ontario



2013
January Rossini: LA CENERENTOLA (Dandini)
Seattle Opera
Seattle, Washington

March Bizet: LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (Zurga)
Opera Hamilton
Hamilton, Ontario

  Bach: B MINOR MASS
Vancouver Chamber Choir
Vancouver, British Columbia

June - July Tchaikovsky: EUGENE ONEGIN
(Eugene Onegin)
Grange Park Opera
Hampshire, England

August Sullivan: PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Pirate King)
Calgary Opera
Calgary, Alberta

September Deane: THE ALMA FETISH (Oskar Kokoshka)
Wide Open Opera
Dublin, Ireland

October Verdi: FALSTAFF (Ford)
Pacific Opera Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia

November Donizetti: DON PASQUALE (Dr. Malatesta)
Manitoba Opera
Winnipeg, Manitoba

December Handel: MESSIAH
Symphony Nova Scotia
Halifax, Nova Scotia



2012
January - February Heggie: MOBY DICK (Starbuck)
Calgary Opera
Calgary, Alberta

February THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Aldeburgh Connection
Toronto, Ontario

March Wagner: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (Kurwenal)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham, England

  Wagner: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (Kurwenal)
Théâtre des Champs Elysées
Paris, France

  Zemlinsky: LYRISCHE SYMPHONIE
with Angela Meade, soprano
Orchestre Métropolitain
Montréal, Québec
Yannick Nézet–Séguin, conductor

April Brahms: EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM
Vaughan Williams: FIVE MYSTICAL SONGS
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Winnipeg, Manitoba

May Puccini: MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Sharpless)
Seattle Opera
Seattle, Washington

June Mozart: COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Guglielmo)
(Recording for Sony Records)
Perm Opera ⁄ Sony Records
Perm, Russia
Teodor Currentzis, conductor

July Mendelssohn: ELIJAH (Elijah)
Elora Festival
Elora, Ontario

September - October Wagner: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (Kurwenal)
Wide Open Opera
Dublin, Ireland

October Walton: BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Atlanta, Georgia

  Walton: BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST
Carnegie Hall
New York, New York

November Adams: THE WOUND DRESSER
Beethoven: NINTH SYMPHONY
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Calgary, Alberta

December MADAME BIZET
Aldeburgh Connection
Toronto, Ontario



2011
January A SHROPSHIRE LAD IN ONTARIO
Aldeburgh Connection
Toronto, Ontario

February Bach: B MINOR MASS
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Toronto, Ontario

April - May Rossini: LA CENERENTOLA (Dandini)
Canadian Opera Company
Toronto, Ontario

July Mozart: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (Papageno)
Cincinnati Opera
Cincinnati, Ohio

September Mozart: COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Guglielmo)
Perm Opera
Perm, Russia

October CLAIR DE LUNE
Aldeburgh Connection
Toronto, Ontario

December Handel: MESSIAH
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Calgary, Alberta

  Handel: MESSIAH
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Toronto, Ontario



2010
January - February Mozart: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
(Il Conte Almaviva)
Norwegian Opera
Oslo, Norway

February Brahms: EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Denver, Colorado

March HUGO WOLF, THE MIGHTY MINIATURIST
Aldeburgh Connection
Toronto, Ontario

  WINTERREISE with Liz Upchurch
André-Turp Society
Montréal, Québec

April Mozart: DON GIOVANNI (Don Giovanni)
Calgary Opera
Calgary, Alberta

May Vaughan Williams: A SEA SYMPHONY
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
St. Louis, Missouri

  Massenet: MANON (Lescaut)
Opera Lyra Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

June Debussy: L'ENFANT PRODIGUE (Siméon)
Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest
Rotterdam, Netherlands

  Beethoven: NINTH SYMPHONY
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Toronto, Ontario

October Mozart: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
(Il Conte Almaviva)
Opera Hamilton
Hamilton, Ontario

November MOZART AT THE OPERA
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Calgary, Alberta

  Berg: WOZZECK (Wozzeck)
Bolshoi Theatre
Moscow, Russia

December Handel: MESSIAH
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Toronto, Ontario



2009
January - February Britten: PETER GRIMES (Ned Keene)
Teatro di San Carlo
Napoli, Italy

February Vaughan Williams: A SEA SYMPHONY
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Cincinnati, Ohio

March WINTERREISE with Stephen Ralls
Aldeburgh Connection
Toronto, Ontario

June BAYFIELD FESTIVAL OF SONG RECITAL with Stephen Ralls
Aldeburgh Connection
Bayfield, Ontario

July - August MIDSUMMER MAGIC CONCERTS
The Indian River Festival
Kensington, Prince Edward Island

September - October Puccini: MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Sharpless)
Canadian Opera Company
Toronto, Ontario

November 50th ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT
Vancouver Opera
Vancouver, British Columbia

December Berlioz: L'ENFANCE DU CHRIST (Joseph)
Musikkollegium Winterthur
Winterthur, Switzerland



2008
January RECITAL
Aldeburgh Connection
Toronto, Ontario

April Tchaikovsky: EUGENE ONEGIN
(Eugene Onegin)
Canadian Opera Company
Toronto, Ontario

June - July Tchaikovsky: EUGENE ONEGIN
(Eugene Onegin)
The Israeli Opera
Tel Aviv, Israel

October Mozart: DON GIOVANNI
(Don Giovanni)
Canadian Opera Company
Toronto, Ontario

November Tchaikovsky: EUGENE ONEGIN
(Eugene Onegin)
Vancouver Opera
Vancouver, British Columbia

December RECITAL with Susan Platts
Vocal Arts Society of Washington
Washington, D.C.

  Handel: MESSIAH
Handel and Haydn Society
Boston, Massachusetts

  RECITAL with Susan Platts
Peggy Rockefeller Concerts
Rockefeller University
New York, New York

  Handel: MESSIAH
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Toronto, Ontario



2007
February Gounod: FAUST (Valentin)
Canadian Opera Company
Toronto, Ontario

March BRAHMS: EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM
Minnesota Symphony Orchestra
Minneapolis, Minnesota

  VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A SEA SYMPHONY
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Miami, Florida

April STRAUSS: ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Harlekin)
Opéra de Genève
Geneva, Switzerland

June - July TCHAIKOVSKI: PIQUE DAME (Yeletski)
Vlaamse Opera
Antwerp, Belgium

October GLUCK: IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE (Oreste)
Seattle Opera
Seattle, Washington

November MAHLER:
LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN
Utah Symphony
Salt Lake City, Utah

December MOZART: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (Papageno)
Opéra de Genève
Geneva, Switzerland



2006
January MOZART: COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Guglielmo)
Le Théâtre du Capitole
Toulouse, France

  RECITAL
Midi du Capitole
Toulouse, France

March MOZART: DON GIOVANNI (Don Giovanni)
Vancouver Opera
Vancouver, British Columbia

April KORNGOLD: DIE TOTE STADT (Fritz)
Opéra de Genève
Geneva, Switzerland

May SCHUMANN: LIEDER RECITAL
CBC Radio - Glenn Gould Studio
Toronto, Ontario
with Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano
and André Laplante, piano

June INAUGURAL GALA CONCERT
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Canadian Opera Company
Toronto, Ontario

September MAHLER: DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN
BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY 9
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Toronto, Ontario

October WAGNER: LOHENGRIN (Heerrufer)
Opéra National de Lyon
Lyon, France

November ROSSINI: LA CENERENTOLA (Dandini)
Calgary Opera
Calgary, Alberta

December HANDEL: APOLLO E DAFNE (Apollo)
NDR Radiophilharmonie
Hannover, Germany

  BACH: MAGNIFICAT
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles, California

  BACH: MAGNIFICAT
Les Violons du Roy
Toronto, Ontario



2005
January SAARIAHO: CINQ REFLETS
RAI Orchestra of Turin
Turin, Italy
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

February OPERA GALA
Arizona Opera
Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona
Joel Revzen, conductor

  PURCELL: COME YE SONS OF ART
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Edinburgh, UK
Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor

March BACH: MATTEUSPASSION (Bass Arias)
Kings Consort
London, UK (tour)

April HAYDN: CREATION (Raphael & Adam)
Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Columbus, Ohio
Bernard Labadie, conductor

May THEOFANIDES: NEW WORK
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Atlanta, Georgia
Robert Spano, conductor

June FAURÉ: REQUIEM
L'Orchestre Nationale du Capitole de Toulouse
Toulouse, France
Marc Minkowski, conductor

  MOZART: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (Papageno)
Madrid Opera
Madrid, Spain
Marc Minkowski, conductor

July - August DOVE: FLIGHT (Steward)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
East Sussex, UK

October HEGGIE: THE END OF THE AFFAIR (Henry)
Seattle Opera
Seattle, Washington

November VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: DONA NOBIS PACEM
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Toronto, Ontario
Peter Oundjian, conductor

  VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: 5 MYSTICAL SONGS
FAURÉ: REQUIEM
Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland, Ohio
Robert Porco, conductor

December OFFENBACH: DIE RHEINNIXEN (Conrad)
Opera de Lyon
Lyon, France

  BERLIOZ: L'ENFANCE DU CHRIST (Joseph)
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  BACH: CANTATAS BMV 171, 110, 151, 63
Les Violons du Roy
Montréal and Québec City, Québec
and Toronto, Ontario
Bernard Labadie, conductor



2004
January - Febraury BRAUNFELS: DIE VÖGEL (Wiedhopf)
Opéra de Genève
Geneva, Switzerland

February PURCELL: COME YE SONS OF ART
PURCELL: DIDO AND AENEAS (Aeneas)
Combattimento Consort Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

March - April  MOZART: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Count)
New York City Opera
New York, New York

April - May VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A SEA SYMPHONY
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Atlanta, Georgia
and New York, New York (Carnegie Hall)

May RECITAL
Aldeburgh Connection
Toronto, Ontario

  RECITAL
CBC Radio - Montréal
Montréal, Québec

June RECITAL
Finzi Trust
Ludlow, England

  HAYDN: THE SEASONS
Orquesta Pablo Sarasate
Pamplona, Spain

July MOZART: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO - ACT II Finale (Conte)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Atlanta, Georgia

August BIZET: PEARL FISHERS (Zurga)
RECITAL
HAYDN: HARMONIEMESSE

Festival Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia

September - October DEBUSSY: PELLÉlAS ET MÉLISANDE (Pelléas)
Opéra de la Bastille
Paris, France

October - November MESSAIEN: ST. FRANÇOIS D'ASSISSE
(Frère Léon)
Opéra de la Bastille
Paris, France

November OPERA GALA
Budapest State Opera House
Budapest, Hungary

December MASSENET: ARIAS AND DUOS
COC Orchestra / CBC Radio
Toronto, Ontario

  HANDEL: MESSIAH
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Ann Arbor, Michigan

  HANDEL: MESSIAH
Minnesota Orchestra
Minneapolis, Minnesota

  HANDEL: MESSIAH
Tafelmusik Orchestra
Toronto, Ontario



2003
January MOZART: COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Guglielmo)
Vlaamse Opera
Antwerp and Ghent, Belgium

Febraury - March MASSENET: WERTHER (Albert)
Vlaamse Opera
Antwerp and Ghent, Belgium

March BEETHOVEN: MASS IN C
Atlanta Symphony
Atlanta, Georgia

  ZEMLINSKY: LYRISCHE SYMPHONIE
Baltimore Symphony
Baltimore, Maryland

  GOUNOD: ROMÉO ET JULIETTE (Mercutio)
Bayerische Rundfunkorkester
Munich, Germany

April MAHLER: DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN
(Selections)
Boston Symphony
Boston, Massachusetts

  FAURÉ: REQUIEM
Minnesota Orchestra
Minneapolis, Minnesota

May RECITAL
Weill Hall (Carnegie Hall)
New York, New York

  HAYDN: THE CREATION
Edmonton Symphony
Edmonton, Alberta

  BRAHMS: REQUIEM
Winnipeg Symphony
Winnipeg, Manitoba

June SAARIAHO: CINQ RELFETS
Chicago Symphony
Ravinia, Illinois

November - December ROSSINI: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Figaro)
Vancouver Opera
Vancouver, British Columbia



2002
Febraury - March DOVE: FLIGHT (Flight Attendant)
RECITAL
Vlaamse Opera
Antwerp and Ghent, Belgium

March - April KERN: SHOW BOAT (Ravenal)
Opéra National du Rhin
Strasbourg, France

April DEBUSSY: PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE (Pelléas)
Bayerischer Rundfunk
Munich, Germany

May RECITAL (Schubert)
Aldeburgh Connection
Toronto, Ontario

June MOZART: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Count)
Michigan Opera Theater
Detroit, Michigan

  MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 8
Lanaudière Festival
Lanaudi`re, Québec

July WALTON: BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST
Wolftrap - Washington Symphony
Vienna, Virginia

August RAVEL: L'HEURE ESPAGNOLE (Ramiro)
GRANADOS: GOYESCAS (Paquiro)
BBC London Proms Concert
London, England

  BRITTEN: PETER GRIMES (Ned Keene)
Saito Kinen Festival
Matsumoto, Japan

September BRAHMS: REQUIEM
National Orchestra
Washington, DC

October BRITTEN: PETER GRIMES (Ned Keene)
Florence Opera
Florence, Italy

November SHARMAN: COMMISSIONED WORK
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Vancouver, British Columbia

December MOZART: COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Guglielmo)
Vlaamse Opera
Antwerp, Belgium



2001
January DEBUSSY: PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE (Pelléas)
Leipzig Opera
Leipzig, Germany

April HAYDN: L'ISOLA DISABITATA (Enrico)
Opéra de Nancy et de Lorraine
Nancy, France

May RECITAL (Schubert, Forsythe)
Amici and CBC Radio
Toronto, Ontario

  THORESEN: TERRACES OF LIGHT
Inauguration of the Terraces of Light
Haifa, Israel

June RECITAL
Finzi Trust - Gerald Finzi Centenary
Ludlow, England

  ORFF: CARMINA BURANA
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Vancouver, British Columbia

October - November MOZART: COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Guglielmo)
Scottish Opera
Glasgow, Scotland

November VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A SEA SYMPHONY
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Atlanta, Georgia

November - December MOZART: COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Guglielmo)
Scottish Opera
Glasgow, Scotland



2000
January RECITAL
Rosedale Concerts
Toronto, Ontario

  BACH: ICH HABE GENUG (Cantata #82)
HANDEL: ARIAS
National Arts Centre Orchestra
Ottawa, Ontario

March OPERA GALA
Vancouver Opera
Vancouver, British Columbia

  RECITAL
Aldeburgh Connection
Toronto, Ontario

  DEBUSSY: PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE (Pelléas)
Opéra national du Rhin
Strasbourg, France

June - July BRITTEN: PETER GRIMES (Ned Keene)
Teatro alla Scala
Milan, Italy

July CHAUSSON: MÉLODIES
BBC Radio 3
London, England

  BACH: COFFEE CANTATA
Les violons du roy
Québec, Québec

October BRITTEN: PETER GRIMES (Ned Keene)
Opéra de Nancy et de Lorraine
Nancy, France

November MAHLER: ORCHESTRAL SONGS
CBC Radio
Toronto, Ontario



1999
January RECITAL
National Gallery
Washington, DC

  RECITAL
Niagara Concert Series
Niagara Falls, Ontario

  POULENC CONCERT
Aldeburgh Connection
Toronto, Ontario

February LEONCAVALLO: PAGLIACCI (Silvio)
ORFF: CARMINA BURANA
Opera Pacific
Costa Mesa, California

March BACH: ST. MATTHEW PASSION (Christus)
Elora Festival Singers
Elora, Ontario

  RECITAL
CBC Montréal
Montréal, Québec

  BACH: CANTATA 211 (Coffee Cantata)
BACH: CANTATA 212 (Peasant Cantata)
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Toronto, Ontario

April RECITAL
New York Festival of Song (Weill Hall)
New York, New York

June STRAUSS: ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Harlekin)
Opéra de Nancy et de Lorraine
Nancy, France

July LEONCAVALLO: PAGLIACCI (Silvio)
Savonlinna Opera Festival
Olavinlinna, Savonlinna, Finland

September TO A POET
English Song Recording
Toronto, Ontario

  RECITAL
Vocal Arts Society
Washington, DC

October BIZET: LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (Zurga)
Calgary Opera
Calgary, Alberta

December MOZART: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Count)
Arizona Opera
Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona

December HANDEL: MESSIAH
Handel and Haydn Society
Boston, Massachusetts

  BACH: COFFEE & PEASANT CANTATA (Recording)
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Toronto, Ontario

December HANDEL: MESSIAH
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Toronto, Ontario

  GALA NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, Ontario



1998
August ALTAMIRA SUMMER OPERA CONCERT
Canadian Opera Company
Toronto, Ontario

  OPERA ENCORES (Recording)
CBC Records
Toronto, Ontario

October - November LEVY: MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA
(Peter Niles)
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

December HANDEL: MESSIAH
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Toronto, Ontario

December HANDEL: MESSIAH
National Arts Centre Orchestra
Ottawa, Ontario