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Gordon Bintner

Bass-Baritone

Gordon Bintner
© Barbara Aumüller

During Oper Frankfurt's 2019/20 season Gordon Bintner, a member of the Ensemble for three years, can be heard singing Mozart's Don Giovanni, Escamillo in Carmen and Plumkett in Martha. He sings Phorbas in a new production of Oedipe at the 2019 Salzburg Festival. This Canadian bass baritone's roles in Frankfurt, where he has also appeared in recital, have included Argante (Rinaldo), Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Gorjančikov (Aus einem Totenhaus / From the House of the Dead), Chorèbe (Les Troyens), the Graf (Capriccio), Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos) and, another Graf!, in last season's outstanding production of Schreker's Der ferne Klang / The Distant Sound. He returned to the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, where he was a member of their Opera Studio, to sing his first Eugene Onegins and Belcores (L’elisir d’amore). Other engagements have included Papageno at the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit, Astolfo (Lucrezia Borgia, in concert) at the Salzburg Festival, the Herald (Otello) at the Salzburg Easter Festival under Christian Thielemann, Mozart's Figaro at Manitoba Opera in Winnipeg and Lescaut (Manon) in Montreal. Concert work has included appearances with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under Edo de Waart and Montreal Symphony Orchestra under Kent Nagano.