Matthew Brook has worked with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Richard Hickox, Sir Charles Mackerras, Christophe Rousset and Paul McCreesh, and ensembles including the Philharmonia, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra Nationale de Lille.
His operatic roles include Polyphemus Acis and Galatea, the title role in Eugene Onegin, Sacristan Tosca, Noye Noye's Fludde, Papageno The Magic Flute, Figaro The Marriage of Figaro, Leporello Don Giovanni, Young Sam in the British premiere of Bernstein's A Quiet Place, Vicar Albert Herring, Jupiter in Rameau's Castor et Pollux, Starek and Mayor Jenufa, Antenor and Calkas in Walton's Troilus and Cressida with the Philharmonia/Hickox, and Counsel Trial By Jury recorded on Chandos with National Orchestra of Wales/Hickox.
Matthew's many recordings include Berlioz's L'Enfance du Christ with BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Hickox, and Handel's Messiah with the Dunedin Consort/John Butt on Linn Records (Gramophone Award winner). He has recorded for DVD the acclaimed production of "The Full Monteverdi" with I Fagiolini.
Matthew has performed Brahms's Requiem with the St Petersburg Philharmonic, Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's The Seasons and Bach's St Matthew Passion for Gardiner, and the St John Passion with the OAE. Recent performances include Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, Ned Keene in Britten's Peter Grimes, Watchful, Obstinate and First shepherd in Vaughan-Williams's A Pilgrim's Progress, all with with Hickox, and his debut with Les Talens Lyriques/Rousset in Keiser's Brockes Passion.
Engagements this season and beyond include Nielson's Symphony no. 3 with the Hallé Orchestra and Mark Elder, Friar Tuck in Sullivan's Ivanhoe (Chandos recording) with Richard Hickox; Zuniga in Carmen at the Opera Comique in Paris; Bach's St Matthew Passion for the Netherlands Bach Society; Bach's St John Passion with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Oleg Caetani; and he will make his debut appearance at the Tonhalle, Zurich this year in a concert conducted by Marcus Creed.
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