Performing the role of Pinkerton in Manitoba Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly, he joined host Simeon Rusnak in the Diamond Lane! Missed the interview? Find it below!
Hailed for his “magnetic” (Belgian Operaguide) and “fresh and unlaboured” (Philly.com) sound, Canadian tenor David Pomeroy is in Winnipeg for Manitoba Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly. Born and raised on Canada's east coast, in St. John's, Newfoundland, he credits his grandfather, organist Dr. Ignatius Rumboldt (1975 Order of Canada recipient), as his first musical inspiration. David Pomeroy went on to study at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Toronto before being accepted into the Canadian Opera Company's COC Ensemble Studio - Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals.
David Pomeroy made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2009, portraying the title role of Hoffmann in Les Contes d'Hoffmann opposite soprano Anna Netrebko under the baton of Maestro James Levine. He has since performed with companies in both the United States and Canada, with appearances also in Europe.
Manitoba Opera opens the 2017-18 season with one of the world’s most beloved operas. The intensely moving story of a devoted young Japanese woman who is loved and betrayed by an American naval officer. Puccini’s glorious music embodies all the passion and heartbreak of this timeless story of a doomed romance. A deeply emotional experience. Set in Japan at the dawn of the 20th century, East meets West in this clash of values and traditions.
For more information and tickets, visit Manitoba Opera: http://www.manitobaopera.mb.ca/operas/madama-butterfly.html
Missed the interview? Find it below!
Here is a sampling of David Pomeroy's sound from a Canadian Opera Company rehearsal of Hoffman, the aria: "O dieu de qu'elle ivresse"