Born in Persia, a citizen of the U.S., Anooshah Golesorkhi made his operatic debut in the role of Amonasro in Opera Pacific’s Aida. Anooshah Golesorkhi is a regular guest of leading opera companies throughout Europe and North America, including the Metropolitan Opera whose roster he joined as Nabucco. He has continued his association with the Metropolitan opera in Tosca, Rigoletto, Otello, as Amonasro as well as Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana and for I Vespri Siciliani. Amongst other performances Mr. Golesorkhi’s 2006-07 calendar will see him in Norway for Count di Luna in Trovatore, Rigoletto and Jochanaan in Salome with the Teatro del Opera of Rome and again as Rigoletto with the Rome Opera’s Japan Tour. He will be the High Priest of Dagon in the Los Angeles Opera production of Samson et Delilah. He will also undertake the roles of Gerard in Andrea Chenier, Boccanegra and Jago in the upcoming season.
Past performances have included the Wiener Staatsoper (Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana, Jago in Otello), San Francisco Opera, Rigoletto, Nabucco, Aida, Tonio in Pagliacci as well as Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana at the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Macbeth in Hamburg, Renato in Ballo in Maschera at the Miami Opera, Nabucco in Cagliari, Luna in Portugal, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci in Berlin. He was Paolo in Simone Boccanegra in Madrid, Michonnet in Adriana Lecouvreur with the Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall; Sancho Panza in Don Quichotte and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly in Nice, Barnaba with Aprile Millo and Marcello Giordani in a Carnegie hall Concert of La Gioconda, Jack Rance in Israel, in both Cavalleria and Pagliacci in Berlin, Telramund in Wagner’s Lohengrin, Figaro in the Barber of Seville in Norway, as Jago and Nabucco in Copenhagen, Renato in Ballo in maschera in Miami, Michele in Tabarro in Washington, Scarpia in Tosca at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Macbeth in Hamburg and Hannover; Il Trovatore and Aida in Düsseldorf, etc. He was also invited to perform the role of the High Priest of Dagon in the newly independent country of Eritrea (the first opera performed in this newly independent African nation); as well as the title role of Nabucco during the first all-race elections in the Republic of South Africa, where he also performed in the gala concert celebrating the swearing-in ceremonies of the newly elected Mandela Government leaders.