Eric Owens, bass-baritone
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Eric Owens

Bass-baritone Eric Owens is an esteemed interpreter of classic works and a champion of new music, equally at home in orchestral, recital, and operatic repertoire.

In the 2018–19 season, Mr. Owens returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago to make his role debut as the Wanderer in David Poutney’s new production of Wagner’s Siegfried. He also stars as Porgy in James Robinson’s new production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at Dutch National Opera and makes his role debut as Hagen in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung at The Metropolitan Opera conducted by Philippe Jordan. Concert appearances include the World Premiere of David Lang’s prisoner of the state with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Jaap van Zweden, the King in Verdi’s Aida with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, the Verdi Requiem with the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Mozart Requiem with Music of the Baroque. Mr. Owens will also go on a multi-city recital tour with tenor Lawrence Brownlee.

Eric Owens’s career operatic highlights include: Alberich in The Metropolitan Opera’s Ring Cycle directed by Robert Lepage; Orest in Patrice Chereau’s production of R. Strauss’s Elektra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen at The Met; the title role in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and Filippo in Verdi’s Don Carlo at Washington National Opera; his San Francisco Opera debut in Verdi’s Otello conducted by Donald Runnicles; his Royal Opera, Covent Garden, debut in Bellini’s Norma; Vodnik in Dvořák’s Rusalka and Porgy in Porgy and Bess at Lyric Opera of Chicago; the title role of Handel’s Hercules with the Canadian Opera Company; Aida at Houston Grand Opera; Verdi’s Rigoletto and Il Trovatore as well as Puccini’s La bohème at Los Angeles Opera; Mozart’s The Magic Flute for his Paris Opera debut; the title role of Verdi’s Macbeth at the Glimmerglass Festival; and Handel’s Ariodante and Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the English National Opera.

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