American bass-baritone Cody Quattlebaum is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting new vocal talents of his generation; equally in demand for both opera and concert in repertoire ranging from the Baroque to contemporary.
Highlights in the 2019/20 season include his debut for Opéra national du Rhin in the world premiere of Until the lions : Echoes from the Mahabharata by Thierry Pécou, Zuniga Carmen for Dutch National Opera, Beethoven Missa Solemnis with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Berlioz Roméo et Juliette with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra, and a concert tour of Bach Coffee Cantata with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Choraleand Richard Egarr. In future seasons, Quattlebaum will make his debut at the Teatro Real, Madrid, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Recent highlights include his debut at the BBC Proms in Handel Jeptha with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Don Fernando Fidelio with Marc Minkowski at the Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, and Handel Brockes Passion and Bach St John Passion, both at the Barbican with Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music, Segeste Arminio and Dettingen Te Deum at the Händel-Festspiele in Göttingen where he also performed under the baton of Laurence Cummings. A member of the Dutch National Opera studio for the 2018/19 season, roles here included Geronimo Il matrimonio segreto and Bruno Zirato in the world premiere of Micha Hamel Caruso a Cuba. Prior to this, Quattlebaum was a member of the Opera Studio at the Opernhaus Zürich, performing roles such as Schriftsteller in the world premiere of Der Traum von Dir, Larkens La Fanciulla del West and Zuniga in Barrie Kosky’s acclaimed production.
Quattlebaum was a finalist at the Glyndebourne Cup in 2018 and at the Metropolitan Opera National Council competition in 2017, and the recipient of a Sara Tucker grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation. He studied at the Julliard School where roles included Claudio Agrippina and prior to this studied voice at the University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music.
Don Fernando Fidelio
Sir Riccardo Forth I puritani
Title role Billy Budd
Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia
Geronimo Il matrimonio segreto
Giorgio Talbot Maria Stuarda
Bruno Zirato Caruso a Cuba
Title role/Leporello Don Giovanni
Guglielmo Così fan tutte
Figaro Le nozze di Figaro
Marcello La bohème*
Larkens La fanciulla del West
Nick Shadow The Rake’s Progress
Grigory Stepanovich Smirnov The Bear
St John Passion
Dettingen Te Deum
"... a gorgeous, rich bass-baritone"
"Don Fernando is sung by Cody Quattlebaum with the authority and power that befits the role."