Bass-baritone Matthew Brook has appeared as a soloist throughout Europe, Australia, North and South America, and Asia. His operatic roles include Polyphemus (Acis and Galatea), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), Papageno (The Magic Flute), Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Ned Keene (Peter Grimes), Vicar (Albert Herring), Noye (Noye's Fludde), John Bunyan and Lord Hategood in Vaughan Williams’ The Pilgrim’s Progress, Melchior in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Young Sam in the British premiere of Bernstein’s A Quiet Place, Jupiter in Rameau’s Castor et Pollux in Paris with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Stárek and Mayor (Jenufa), Antenor and Calkas in Walton’s Troilus and Cressida with the Philharmonia and Richard Hickox for the BBC, Zuniga in Carmen at the Opéra Comique in Paris with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Argenio (Imeneo) at the Göttingen International Handel Festival, and Seneca in L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. The November 2020 performances mark his debut with Music of the Baroque.
Recent and future highlights include Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and Dido and Aeneas with the Handel and Haydn Society, Bach’s St. John Passion with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Haydn’s The Creation with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s Magnificat and Brahms’ Triumphlied with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Il Rè di Scozia (Ariodante) with the Staatstheater Stuttgart and on tour with The English Concert, Bach’s Mass in B Minor at the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut and with Les Violons du Roy in Quebec, Fauré’s Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw, a tour of Bach cantatas with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner and with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging and Early Music Vancouver, a tour of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and with Gli Angeli Genève, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Tippett’s A Child of Our Time at Festival de Saint Denis, and the roles of Herod and Father in Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis.
Matthew Brook performs in A Thanksgiving Messiah on November 29 and 30.