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Jacques Imbrailo

Baritone


A regular at many of the most prestigious opera houses throughout the world, baritone Jacques Imbrailo has collaborated with conductors, directors and orchestras of the highest calibre and is one of the most in demand artists of his generation.

In the 2019/20 season, highlights for Imbrailo include his role debut as Marcello in Barrie Kosky’s production of La Boheme at the at the Komische Oper Berlin, Albert Werther at the The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, his house debut at The Bolshoi Theatre as Aeneas Dido and Aeneas, and a return to Houston Grand Opera for Alphonse XI La favorite. In concert, Imbrailo will perform the role of Horatio in Brett Dean Hamlet at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and the title role in Ambroise Thomas’ Hamlet for Washington Concert Opera and appear at the Leipzig Gewandhaus with Simone Young for Frank Martins In terra pax. In future seasons, Imbrailo will make his debut at the Metropolitan Opera and the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

Recent highlights include the title role Billy Budd at The Royal Opera House, Teatro Real and Norwegian National Opera, Count Le nozze di Figaro for Minnesota Opera, Pelléas Pelléas et Mélisande for Opera Vlaanderen, Opéra national du Rhin, Zurich Opera, the Royal Swedish Opera, Welsh National Opera and Essen Opera, Michael in the world premiere of Kasper Holten's production of Brothers for Danish National Opera, Zurga The Pearl Fishers for English National Opera, Horatio in Brett Dean Hamlet at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Messner in the world premiere of Jimmy López Bel Canto at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, title role Don Giovanni for Perm Opera with Teodor Currentzis, Valentin Faust in Baden-Baden, Guglielmo Così fan tutte for Houston Grand Opera and Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia in Florence and Houston.

On the concert platform, recent appearances include Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem with BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Nathalie Stutzmann, Britten War Requiem with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop, Berlioz L‘enfance du Christ with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Robin Ticciati, Pelléas Pelléas et Mélisande with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, James MacMillan A European Requiem for the BBC Proms for, Jesus The Apostles at the Edinburgh International Festival, and Christ The Apostles with the Hallé and Sir Mark Elder at the BBC Proms. Imbrailo has given solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square and the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and performed at Verbier Festival, the Royal Albert Hall and Southbank Centre.

A former member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Imbrailo also studied at the Royal College of Music and in 2007 was awarded the Audience Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.