The Canadian bass Robert Pomakov is making his debut in Germany, singing Gremin in this new production of Eugen Onegin. He appears regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York where recent roles have included Monterone (Rigoletto), Don Basilio (Il barbiere die Siviglia), Mathieu (Andrea Chénier) and the title role (as cover) in Verdi's Attila. He enjoys a close relationship with the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, where he will be singing the role of Alberich in Götterdämmerung for the first time. He will sing Monterone at the Opéra National in Paris (house debut) in 2017. Recent engagements have included Mathieu at San Francisco Opera, Banquo (Macbeth) at the Opera Theatre in Saint Louis, the Water Sprite (Rusalka) at the Lyric Opera in Kansas City and Owens/Ethan (Jennifer Hidgens’ Cold Mountain) at Santa Fe Opera. Other roles in Europe have included Nikititsch (Boris Godunow) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Varlaam (Boris Godunow) at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels and the King of Scotland (Ariodante) at English National Opera in London. This prize winning singer's concert work has included appearances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Calgary Philharmonic.