Canadian tenor David Pomeroy is enjoying a career that is placing him in the spotlight on the world’s most important stages. The Newfoundland native made his Metropolitan Opera debut, portraying the title role of Hoffmann in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, opposite soprano Anna Netrebko under the baton of Maestro James Levine. Mr. Pomeroy had sung the title role of Faust with bass James Morris in the annual “Met in the Parks” concert series and later reprised the role on the main stage.
The 2021 season re-opened in Newfoundland and Labrador, with a recital series with pianist Brian Way and the Atlantic String Quartet. In fall 2021, Pomeroy makes his Gran Teatra del Liceu debut as Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), returning to the international stage in Barcelona, Spain for the first time post-pandemic. In February 2022, David joins the Vancouver Opera for Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana in concert, under the baton of Jonathan Darlington.
The 2020 season started also at home with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra with Pomeroy’s own Masterworks concert feature, followed by an album recording. Then in Spain, he performed a house debut with the Orquesta Nacional de España as a soloist in Braunfels’ Te Deum. Pomeroy was to return to Canada at Manitoba Opera as Don José (Carmen) and Calgary Opera as Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) in the spring, before making house debuts across France and the United States over the summer, however COVID-19 cancelled the remainder of the season. Pomeroy’s debut album of repertoire from his most celebrated roles on the operatic stage, with the 64-member Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Marc David, was released in fall 2020. He returned with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra as tenor soloist in Händel’s Messiah.
The 2018⁄2019 season comprised house debuts across four continents. The season started as Calaf (Turandot) in debuts with New Orleans Opera, USA, and Theatro Municipal in São Paulo, Brazil. In France, David performed a house debut with Opéra de Limoges as Paul in Die Tote Stadt and closed the season as Calaf once more in his debut with New National Theatre in Tokyo, Japan. Last season, Pomeroy also returned to the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional in México City for a role debut in The Dream of Gerontius, and to Vancouver Opera for Faust. He returned as well to Oper Stuttgart in a role debut as Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos). Concert appearances included Verdi’s Requiem with the Winnipeg Symphony, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Vancouver Symphony, as well as Christmas with David Pomeroy and the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.
The 2017⁄2018 season consisted of three role debuts - the title role of Tannhäuser in a new production with Oper Köln, Radamès (Aïda) with Seattle Opera and Britten’s Peter Grimes with the Vancouver Symphony. He returned to Manitoba Opera as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Florestan (Fidelio) in concert at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Other concert appearances included Beethoven’s 9th with the Newfoundland Symphony and Maestro Bramwell Tovey’s Gala Celebration in Vancouver. The season concluded with a house debut at the Bregenzer Festspiele in Carmen, where David gave his 100th performance as Don José.
In 2016⁄2017 David performed Calaf in Turandot in a role debut for Edmonton Opera, and then again for Calgary Opera. In Europe, he performed Braunfel’s Te Deum with the Warsaw Philharmonic, and Florestan in Fidelio, a new productions with Oper Köln.
In the 2015⁄2016 season, Mr. Pomeroy was seen as Paul in Die Tote Stadt in both Frankfurt and Calgary and as Don José in Carmen at the COC in Toronto. His concert appearances, as tenor soloist, included Mahler’s 8th Symphony with Calgary Philharmonic, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Vancouver Symphony, Messiah with Newfoundland Symphony and Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass with Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Engagements during the 2014⁄2015 season included performances as Alfred in Die Fledermaus at Vancouver Opera, Henri in Les vêpres siciliennes with the Royal Danish Opera, both Florestan in Fidelio and Calaf in Turandot in Manitoba, and Carmen with Opera Australia.
His 2013⁄2014 season consisted of a role debut as Wagner’s Erik (Der Fliegende Hollander) with Calgary Opera, Don José with Opera Lyra Ottawa (Carmen), Cavaradossi (Tosca) with Vancouver Opera and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with Calgary Opera. Other engagements included performing with The Newfoundland Symphony for its French Grand Opera Gala, Orchestre Trois Rivières for Verdi’s Requiem and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
With the Canadian Opera Company (COC) in Toronto he has performed the title roles of Faust and Hoffmann as well as Rodolfo (La Bohème), Skuratov (From the House of the Dead), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and Alfred (Die Fledermaus).
Mr. Pomeroy created the role of Stefano for the successful world premiere of Filumena with Calgary Opera and proceeded to perform remounts in Banff, Ottawa and Edmonton (currently available on DVD).
Other appearances have included Alfredo (La Traviata) with Vancouver Opera and New York City Opera, Macduff (Macbeth) with Edmonton Opera, Don José (Carmen) with Pacific Opera Victoria, Manitoba Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Vancouver Opera, Cork Ireland and Staatsoper Stuttgart, Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Fort Worth Opera, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Michigan Opera and Opéra de Québec, Cavaradossi (Tosca) with Opéra de Montréal, Il Duca (Rigoletto) with Opéra de Montréal, Calgary Opera and Manitoba Opera, Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) with Florida Grand Opera, COC, MET and Edmonton Opera, Ruggero (La Rondine) with Michigan Opera, Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Calgary Opera, Romeo (Romeo et Juliette) with The Metropolitan Opera, Rodolfo (La Bohème) with Pacific Opera Victoria, COC, Idomeneo (Idomeneo) with Pacific Opera Victoria, Pollione (Norma) with Pacific Opera Victoria and Ladislov (The Two Widows) with Scottish Opera performed both at the Edinburgh Festival and in Glasgow.