Wesley Rogers

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Guest of the National Theatre Opera Hailed by the San Francisco Classical Voice as possessing the “kind of tenor that pours forth powerfully, effortlessly, seemingly for any length of time,” tenor Wesley Rogers is making his mark on the international operatic and concert stages. In the 2011-2012 season, Wesley Rogers sings Don Ottavio in a new production of Don Giovanni with the National Theatre Opera Prague. The following season will find him as Belmonte in Die entführung aus dem Serail with the Opéra de Liege in Belgium. In the spring of 2011, Mr. Rogers made an important debut as Belmonte at the Semperoper Dresden, followed by performances of the Berlioz Te Deum at the University of California, Davis’ Mondavi Center, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (Evangelist) with Orchestra Seattle, and an appearance in concert at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris as Belmonte. As a recent member of Seattle Opera’s Young Artist Program, the tenor performed the role of Peter Quint in Britten’s Turn of the Screw. Performances on the Seattle Opera mainstage include: Maintop in Billy Budd, Trin in Fanciulla del West, Fourth Jew in Salome, and the Commanding Officer in the premiere of Hagen’s Amelia. Also with the company, Mr. Rogers understudied the roles of Pylade in Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride, the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier, Froh in Das Rheingold, the Steersman and Melot in Tristan und Isolde, and Dodge and Icarus in Hagen’s Amelia. Recent concert engagements include Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the American Bach Soloists, Britten’s War Requiem with Orchestra Seattle, Mozart’s Coronation Mass with EOS Orchestra, Bruckner’s Te Deum and Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Mondavi Center, and a recital including Louis Gruenberg’s The Daniel Jazz at the Bard Festival. Recent collaborations have included groups such as Mark Morris Dance Company, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Cabrillo Festival, Capella Romano, The Tudor Choir, Opera Memphis, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Lake Chelan Bach Festival, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Update: October 2011