Ian Bostridge

Ian Bostridge’s international recital career has taken him to the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Munich, Vienna, Aldeburgh and Schwarzenberg Schubertiade Festivals and to the main stages of Carnegie Hall and the Teatro alla Scala, Milan. He has held artistic residencies at the Vienna Konzerthaus and Schwarzenberg Schubertiade (2003/2004), a Carte-Blanche series with Thomas Quasthoff at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw (2004/2005), a Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall (2005/2006), the Barbican, London (2008), the Luxembourg Philharmonie (2010/2011), the Wigmore Hall (2011/2012) and Hamburg Laeiszhalle (2012/2013).

He has worked with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Chicago, Boston, London and BBC Symphony Orchestras, the London, New York, Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras and the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam under Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Riccardo Muti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniel Barenboim, Daniel Harding and Donald Runnicles. He sang the world premiere of Henze “Opfergang” with the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome under Antonio Pappano.

His operatic appearances have included Lysander (“A Midsummer Night's Dream”) for Opera Australia and at the Edinburgh Festival, Tamino (“Die Zauberflöte”) and Jupiter (“Sémélé”) for English National Opera and Peter Quint (“The Turn of the Screw”), Don Ottavio (“Don Giovanni”) and Caliban (Ades “The Tempest”) for the Royal Opera. For the Bayerische Staatsoper he has sung Nerone (“L'Incoronazione di Poppea”), Tom Rakewell and Male Chorus (“The Rape of Lucretia”), and Don Ottavio for the Wiener Staatsoper. He has sung Aschenbach (“Death in Venice”) for English National Opera and in Brussels and Luxembourg.

He was a fellow in history at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (1992–2005) and in 2001 was elected an honorary fellow of the college. In 2003 he was made an Honorary Doctor of Music by the University of St Andrews and in 2010 he was made an honorary fellow of St John's College Oxford. He was made a CBE in the 2004 New Year’s Honours. In 2014 he was Humanitas Professor of Classical Music at the University of Oxford.

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