Matthew Rose has been appointed as Trinity Laban's first ever Visiting Artist in Voice
Matthew is one of the foremost British operatic basses, performing regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, London's Covent Garden and the Glyndebourne Festival; and his recently released new album,Winterreise, is receiving critical acclaim.
Matthew will engage in various initiatives which encourage student learning, such as mentoring a group of nominated students. He will also provide creative impetus for programmes, such as the Community Opera at Blackheath Halls, which enhance understanding, participation and enjoyment of opera by the local community. Audiences at Blackheath Halls were delighted to see and hear Matthew as Banquo in the Community Opera's production of Verdi's Macbeth in July.
Linda Hirst, Head of Trinity Laban's Vocal Department, said:
"I am thrilled that Matthew is our first Visiting Artist in Voice, and by means of such a generous gift. He sings beautifully, thoughtfully, with an attachment to text and music not often heard. His career will leap from strength to strength and we are so lucky to have him with us for the next three years of regular visits."
The Visiting Artist in Voice programme, generously funded by the Hearn Foundation, enables a world class singer to work with students across the broad scope of conservatoire activity. The programme will initially run for three years from September 2013.