Artist Profile

Gordon Gietz

Gordon Gietz created the role of Stingo in Nicholas Maw’s Sophie’s Choice at Covent Garden under Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Trevor Nunn.  He appeared as Tamino, Don Ottavio, Cassio and Alfred at the Opéra National de Paris and created the character of Yonas in the world première of Kaija Saariaho’s Adriana Mater.  He made his La Scala debut as Chevalier in Dialogues des Carmélites and returned for A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Lysander, his debut role at Glyndebourne and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.  Other highlights includeDie Nase at the Metropolitan Opera, Steva in Jenufa at the Châtelet and Madrid’s Teatro Real, Hoffmann in Marseille, Don José in Carmen in Montréal, Antwerp and Lille and Béatrice et Bénédict with the New York Philharmonic, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and the Santa Fe Opera.  Gietz recently won a Grammy award for his role in Houston Symphony’s recording of Wozzeck.

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