PC: Brent Calis
“Physically alluring, his acting was both organic and expressive, his characterization compelling and layered and his command of musical idiom, phrasing and Italian diction exemplary. He also produced a vocal performance of awe-inspiring beauty…and effortless power and accuracy.”
World Management: IMG
Bass-baritone Gordon Bintner was until last season an ensemble member at Oper Frankfurt, where he simultaneously honed his craft and built a broad and impressive operatic repertoire. On the Oper Frankfurt stage, Bintner appeared as both Count Almaviva and Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), don Alfonso (Così Fan Tutte), Don Polidoro (L’Italiana in Londra), Argante (Rinaldo), Gorjančikov (From the House of the Dead), Chorèbe (Les Troyens), Count (Capriccio), Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Count (Schreker’s Der ferne Klang), Plumkett (Flotow’s Martha), Vladislav (Smetana’s Dalibor) and Escamillo (Carmen) among many others.
This season, Gordon Bintner debuts at the San Francisco Opera in the title-role in Eugene Onegin and returns to the Canadian Opera Company as the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro and to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Albert in Werther. Future projects include a debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and returns to the Opéra National de Paris, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Canadian Opera Company.
Last season, apart from his engagements in Frankfurt, Mr. Bintner returned to the Canadian Opera Company as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and made house debuts at the Opéra National de Paris as Junior in Bernstein’s A Quiet Place (a role he recorded commercially for Decca) conducted by Kent Nagano, and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Guglielmo in Così Fan Tutte, conducted by Julia Jones.
As a former member of the Opera Studio of the Canadian Opera Company, Gordon Bintner has since regularly returned to its stage as a guest artist, recently making his role debuts there as both Eugene Onegin and Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore. At the Salzburg Festival, Mr. Bintner has appeared as Phorbas in Oedipe, Astolfo in Lucrezia Borgia and as the Herald in Otello (the latter being conducted by Christian Thielemann).