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John
Relyea

bass

Born in Toronto, John Relyea began his vocal training with his father, the Canadian opera singer Gary Relyea, and completed his training at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Relyea has appeared in numerous opera productions at such leading opera houses as the Metropolitan Opera in New York; the San Francisco Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the Bavarian State Opera; and Semperoper in Dresden.

His operatic repertoire includes the title roles of Verdi’s Attila, Massenet’s Don Quichotte and Rachmaninoff’s Aleko, Figaro in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, the title role of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Claggart in Britten’s Billy Budd.

Relyea has performed with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and has collaborated with such conductors as Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Jaap van Zweden and David Robertson.

The Canadian-born bass won the Richard Tucker Award in 2003 and the Metropolitan Opera’s Beverly Sills Artist Award in 2009.

Relyea will be making his first appearance with the Concertgebouworkest in the 2019–20 season.

Born in Toronto, John Relyea began his vocal training with his father, the Canadian opera singer Gary Relyea, and completed his training at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Relyea has appeared in numerous opera productions at such leading opera houses as the Metropolitan Opera in New York; the San Francisco Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the Bavarian State Opera; and Semperoper in Dresden.

His operatic repertoire includes the title roles of Verdi’s Attila, Massenet’s Don Quichotte and Rachmaninoff’s Aleko, Figaro in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, the title role of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Claggart in Britten’s Billy Budd.

Relyea has performed with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and has collaborated with such conductors as Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Jaap van Zweden and David Robertson.

The Canadian-born bass won the Richard Tucker Award in 2003 and the Metropolitan Opera’s Beverly Sills Artist Award in 2009.

Relyea will be making his first appearance with the Concertgebouworkest in the 2019–20 season.