The award-winning Canadian baritone GERALD FINLEY has developed into one of the leading singers and performers of his generation. He began as a choir singer in Ottawa and studied in Cambridge. He has performed all the big Mozart Baritone roles on the most important stages worldwide: He has been heard, among others, as Don Giovanni in New York, London, Paris, Rome, Salzburg, Munich, Prague, Tel Aviv, Budapest and in Glyndebourne. The Counts in Le nozze di Figaro were interpreted by him in places among others like London, Salzburg, Paris, Amsterdam, and New York. His repertoire further includes Eugen Onegin, Jeletzki, Frank/Fritz (Tote Stadt), Golaud, Jago, Zurga, Hans Sachs, Jaufré Rudel in Kaija Saariahos L’amour de loin, Mr. Fox in Tobias Pickers Fantastic Mr. Fox, Nick Shadow, Owen Wingrave and Escamillo. His concert repertoire goes from Georg Friedrich Händel over Joseph Haydn, Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms until Benjamin Britten und contemporary composers. He gave his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2012 as Conte d’Almaviva and also sang Förster (Schlaues Füchslein).