Grammy Award-winning Canadian bass-baritone GERALD FINLEY is one of the leading singing actors of his generation, performing with the world's finest orchestras, conductors and conductors. His most recent engagements include the role of Iago (Otello) in Munich, on tour in Japan and at the ROH Covent Garden, where he also sang the role of Traveller (Death in Venice). His other recent engagements include Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) at the Met, King of Scotland (Ariodante) in London, the title role in Dallapiccola's Il prigioniero with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Chou En-Lai (Nixon in China) at the BBC Proms conducted by the composer and Forester (The Cunning Little Vixen) with the London Symphony Orchestra. Gerald Finley has long been associated with the baritone parts of Mozart. In the meantime, he has become as important an interpreter of contemporary opera as he is as a Wagner singer. At the Salzburg Festival he sang Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva, Don Alfonso and the title role in Aribert Reimann's Lear. At the Vienna State Opera he has sung Count Almaviva, Förster and Amfortas.