The Organ Room Sessions

Matthew Rose

Matthew Rose performs arias by Stravinsky, Richard Strauss and Benjamin Britten in the historic Glyndebourne Organ Room.

In the latest of the Organ Room Sessions, Matthew Rose performs arias from The Rake’s Progress, Die schweigsame Frau and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
‘Come Master’
from The Rake’s Progress

Matthew played the role of Nick Shadow in our 2010 production of The Rake’s Progress. The classic production, designed by David Hockney. returns for Tour 2021 this autumn with a new cast – find out more.

‘Wie schön ist doch die Musik’
from Die schweigsame Frau
‘Bottom’s Dream’
from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Britten

About the performers

Matthew Rose

He studied at the Curtis Institute of Music before becoming a member of the ROH Young Artist Programme. In 2006 he made an acclaimed debut at Glyndebourne Festival as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for which he received the John Christie Award, and he has since performed at opera houses throughout the world. He has sung under the baton of Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Andrew Davis, Vladimir Jurowski, Sir Charles Mackerras, Yannick Nézet-Seguin and Antonio Pappano and is already a critically acclaimed recording artist, winning a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording for Ratcliffe/Billy Budd. His other recordings include Winterreise with pianist Gary Matthewman and Schwanengesang with Malcolm Martineau for Stone Records

Ben-San Lau – Pianist

Ben-San Lau was born in Manchester. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the National Opera Studio and was a member of the Young Artist Programme at the Opéra National de Paris. In addition to his career as a répétiteur he has performed in concerts at the Barbican Centre, the Wigmore Hall, the Oxford Lieder and Buxton Festivals, and the Internationaal Lied Festival Zeist. He was a recipient of a Musicians’ Company Concert Award supported by the Concordia Foundation, a prize winner in the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, and a Britten-Pears Young Artist.

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