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Gordon Bintner

Gordon Bintner


In the past few months, bass-baritone Gordon Bintner made his debut in Berlin in the role of Bill from Bernstein's A Quiet Place with Ensemble Modern conducted by K Nagano and in Montreal Opera in the role of Lescaut from Massenet' Manon ; he also sang Escamillo from Carmen with Saskatoon Opera, the role of Don Alfonso with COC Ensemble Studio in Toronto for their Cosi fan tutte as well as the Registrar from Madama Butterfly. In concert he sang Handel's Messiah with Newfoundland, Edmonton & New Jersey Symphony Orchestras . In August 2014, he sang the role of Junior from A Quiet Place Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by K Nagano

In 2012, he made his European debut singing the role of Colline in Puccini's La Bohème with Angers-Nantes Opera in France. He also sang the role of Nardo in Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera at the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco. He also performed with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, singing repertoire by Mozart, Rossini, and Donizetti.

Grand Prize Winner of the OSM Standard Life Competition in 2011, Bintner also won First Prize and People's Choice Award at the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio Competition in 2012. Gordon is currently a member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio.

Concert appearances last season included Handel's Messiah with the Brott Music Festival and Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Mozart's Coronation Mass with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and a recital in Yellowknife at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre. Operatic performances included Junior in Bernstein's A Quiet Place with Montreal Sympnoy Orchestra, Don Alfonso in the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio production of Mozart's Così fan tutte, and Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Saskatoon Opera.

Other operatic appearances iclude Argenio in Handel's Imeneo, Figaro in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Argante in Handel's Rinaldo, Volpone in John Musto's Volpone, and Sprecher in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte.

Upcoming engagements include the role o fJunior in Bernstein's A Quiet Place in Dortmund and Dresden, Bass Soloist in Mozart's Mass in C minor (Toronto Symphony Orchestra), Basilio in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia (Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio Performance), and Bass Soloist in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (McGill Chamber Orchestra).

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