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John Relyea


Position: Singer

Voice: Bass

Nationality: Canadian

He has appeared on many of the world’s great operatic stages, including the Met, San Francisco Opera, Chicago, ROH, Paris, La Scala, Rome, Naples, Bayerische, Vienna, Dresden, Madrid, Barcelona, the Mariinsky Theater and COC, and his roles have spanned an extensive repertoire. In concert, he has performed with major orchestras including the Berlin, New York and Vienna Philharmonic, LSO, Chicago, Boston, Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras, as well as Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco and St Louis Symphony, and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orcheste. His latest recording of Bluebeard’s Castle under Edward Gardner was released by Chandos. Taken from the Festival 2021 programme book.


King Marke / Tristan und Isolde, 13 August 2021 at Glyndebourne view performance details

King Marke / Tristan und Isolde, 28 August 2021 at Glyndebourne view performance details

King Mark / Tristan und Isolde / Proms performance 2021 at Royal Albert Hall, London view performance details