Ian Bostridge, tenor
English tenor Ian Bostridge is an artist of major prominence in the world of classical music. His international recital career takes him to the foremost concert halls of Europe and North America and to the Edinburgh, Munich and Aldeburgh festivals. Opera engagements include ‘Don Giovanni’ and Adès’s ‘The Tempest’ for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, ‘The Rape of Lucretia’ in Munich, ‘Semele’ for English National Opera, 'Don Giovanni' for the Vienna State Opera and Aschenbach ('Death in Venice') for both English National Opera and at the Monnaie, Brussels.
He appears in concert with the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Boston Symphony, London Symphony, New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras and the Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, under Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Colin Davis, Philippe Herreweghe, Seiji Ozawa, Riccardo Muti, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Barenboim, James Levine and Antonio Pappano. His recordings have won all the major international record prizes and been nominated for 13 Grammys. He was awarded a CBE in the 2004 New Year's Honours. He will be Humanitas Professor of Classical Music at the University of Oxford 2014/2015.