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Gordon Bintner

Bass-Baritone

Gordon Bintner
© Barbara Aumüller

During the 2020/21 season Gordon Bintner's roles in Frankfurt include Mozart's Figaro, Ariodate in Xerxes, a Sergeant in Manon Lescaut and Albert in Werther. This wonderful Canadian bass-baritone, who joined the ensemble in 2016/17, has thrilled audiences with numerous roles during his time in Frankfurt, including 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), the Count (Schreker's Der ferne Klang / The Distant Sound), Plumkett (Flotow's Martha), Escamillo (Carmen) and in recital. He was due to sing the title role in Don Giovanni, until corona struck. Gordon Bintner sang his first Eugene Onegins and Belcores in L'elisir d'amore at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, where he was a member of their studio ensemble. Other engagements have included Papageno at the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit, Astolfo (in 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. He is much in demand for concert work and has appeared with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under Edo de Waart and Montreal Symphony Orchestra under Kent Nagano. Future plans include his debuts at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago.