James Rutherford has appeared with Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, Scottish Opera, the Paris Opera, the Royal Opera, the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cologne Opera and San Francisco Opera.
In 2009 he began a major association with the Graz Opera, singing his first Hans Sachs in a new production of “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” and returning for Barak (“Die Frau ohne Schatten”), Germont (“La Traviata”), Iago (“Otello”), Orestes (“Elektra”) and the title role in “Falstaff”. He has sung Hans Sachs for the Bayreuth Festival (2010, 2011), for Cologne Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, Wiener Staatsoper and Hamburg Opera.
He sang the title role in Der Fliegende Holländer with the CBSO and Andris Nelsons and Jochanaan in Vienna and Berlin. His forthcoming engagements include Hans Sachs in Budapest, Mandryka in Amsterdam and Hamburg, and Kurwenal in Washington.
Concert engagements include Adams’ Nixon in China (BBC Proms, Berlin Festival) and Der Fliegende Holländer with the CBSO and Andris Nelsons. In opera he sings Jochanaan in Vienna, Hans Sachs in Hamburg, Vienna and Budapest, Mandryka in Amsterdam and Hamburg, Kurwenal in Washington and Falstaff in Graz.
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