Currently based in Berlin, he has sung in several German theatres where his many notable successes have included his critically acclaimed début at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in Braunfels’ Szenen aus dem Leben der heiligen Johanna and the title roles in Wagner’s Tannhäuser & Parsifal at the Mainfranken Theater Würzburg, for both of which he was nominated as “Singer of the Year” in the German magazine “Opernwelt”. Elsewhere he has appeared at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Stadttheater Bern, Opera Theatre Company, English Touring Opera, Opera Ireland, Northern Ireland Opera, Cape Town Opera, at the Beijing Music Festival, the Janácek Festival in Brno and the Opera Lesna in Sopot (Poland). In December 2010 he appeared at the National Opera in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where he sang Tannhäuser in the first ever production of a Wagner opera in Central Asia.
In addition to Wagner’s Erik, Loge, Tannhäuser, Tristan and Parsifal, McNamara’s extensive repertoire encompasses roles such as Mozart’s Idomeneo, Max in Weber’s Der Freischütz, Vasco da Gama in Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine, Lenski in Tchaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin, Canio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Barinkay in Johann Strauss’s Der Zigeunerbaron, the Prince in Dvorák’s Rusalka, Herodes in Strauss’s Salome, Bacchus in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Tichon in Janácek’s Káta Kabanová, Guido Bardi in Zemlinsky’s Eine florentinische Tragödie, the Tambourmajor in Berg’s Wozzeck, the title role in Britten’s Peter Grimes, Baron de Laubardemont in Krzysztof Penderecki’s The Devils of Loudun and Harold Mitchell in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire.
Zadnja sprememba: 2014-12-02 16:17:16 +01:00 (Paul McNamara)