Raymond Very American tenor

Raymond Very American tenor

Raymond Very, one of the brightest American tenors gracing with his wide repertoire the globe’s premiere opera stages today. At the beginning of his career his repertoire included lyric characters such as Tamino/”Zauberflöte”, Rodolfo/”La Bohème”, Duca/”Rigoletto”, Des Grieux/”Manon, Matteo/”Arabella”, to name a few. Today the center of his repertoire includes the big romantic and dramatic roles and contemporary music – Faust/”Damnation de Faust”, Albert Gregor/”Vĕc Makropulos”, Don José/”Carmen”, Stolzing/”Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” Captain Vere/”Billy Budd”, Laca and Steva/”Jenufa” and many more.

Raymond Very American tenor

Operahouses

Raymond Very has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Diego Opera, Seattle Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Washington National Opera, New York City Opera, Tulsa Opera, Opera Omaha, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Portland Opera, Washington Summer Opera, and Pittsburgh Opera as well as with the Royal Opera Covent Garden in London, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Salzburg Festival, Wiener Staatsoper and Theater an der Wien, Norwegian Opera in Oslo, Oper Frankfurt, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Leipzig, Welsh National Opera Cardiff, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Semperoper Dresden and Bilbao Opera in Spain.

Debut at Deutsche Oper am Rhein

In spring 2011, Raymond Very gave his successful debut with Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf as Captain Vere in a new production of “Billy Budd”. In the summer of 2011 Raymond Very returned to the Salzburg Festival with the role of Albert Gregor in a new production of „Věc Makropulos“. 2012 he sang Els/”Schatzgräber” at Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam.

In September 2013 he debuted his dream role “Otello” in Copenhagen, it became a personal triumph, as well as Aschenbach/”Death in Venice” again in Düsseldorf.

Future plans include his return to Düsseldorf, to Metropolitan Opera, Strasbourg and Leipzig.

Concerts

Rounding out his repertoire, Raymond Very has appeared in concert with, among others, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Aspen Music Festival, Amsterdam VARA Radio Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Symphony.

CD-recordings

He can be heard on recordings of “Tiefland” (Oehms Classics) conducted by Bertrand de Billy, “Harvey Milk” (Teldac Records) conducted by Donald Runnicles, “Resurrection” (Albany Records) conducted by Patrick Summers, “Dracula Diaries” (Catalyst Records) and “Song of Majnun” (Delos International) conducted by Ward Holmquist – and  “Vĕc Makropulos“, a live recording of the Salzburg Festival 2011.

Upplevda föreställningar

Opera Roll Operahus Datum
Otello Otello Den Kongelige Opera 21.9.2013

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:350037
Arabella {47}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/2001
Debuts: Raymond Very, Adam Klein, Christoph Eschenbach
[Met Performance] CID:350038
Arabella {48}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/2001
[Met Performance] CID:350039
Arabella {49}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/03/2001
[Met Performance] CID:350040
Arabella {50}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/06/2001
[Met Performance] CID:350041
Arabella {51}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/2001
[Met Performance] CID:350042 Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Arabella {52}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/15/2001
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:350424 
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
A View from the Bridge {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/05/2002
Debuts: Frank Galati, Wendall K. Harrington, Dale Travis, Isabel Bayrakdarian
Review
[Met Performance] CID:350574 
Otello {292}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/10/2003
Debuts: Anooshah Golesorkhi, Charles Taylor
[Met Performance] CID:350595
Otello {293}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350609
Otello {294}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350615
Otello {295}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/22/2003
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:350621
Otello {296}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/26/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350627
Otello {297}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/2003
[Met Performance] CID:351109 
Kát’a Kabanová {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/17/2004
Debuts: Jirí Belohlávek, Jorma Silvasti
[Met Performance] CID:351113
Kát’a Kabanová {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/21/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351117 Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Kát’a Kabanová {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/25/2004
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351120
Kát’a Kabanová {18}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351123
Kát’a Kabanová {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/01/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351262 
United States Premiere
Cyrano de Bergerac {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/13/2005
Debuts: Natasha Katz, Rick Sordelet, Thomas Baird
Review
[Met Performance] CID:351268
Cyrano de Bergerac {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/17/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351275
Cyrano de Bergerac {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/20/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351411 
Cyrano de Bergerac {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/26/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351425
Cyrano de Bergerac {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351416
Cyrano de Bergerac {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/04/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351457
Cyrano de Bergerac {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/11/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351461
Cyrano de Bergerac {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351819 
Jenufa {40}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/2007
Debut: Michaela Martens
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:351827
Jenufa {41}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/02/2007
[Met Performance] CID:351844
Jenufa {43}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352126 
New Production
Macbeth {81}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/22/2007
Debuts: Adrian Noble, Sue Lefton, David Crawford, Raymond Renault, Adam Hauser Piñero, Joseph Turi
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:355616 
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/10/2014
Debut: Mikhail Kolelishvili
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355623
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/13/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355630
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk {18}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355642
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/21/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355651
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk {20}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/25/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355659
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk {21}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/29/2014

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