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									                        MARCUS HADDOCK

          Marcus Haddock’s beautiful voice and beguiling stage presence have earned him
international acclaim. He is a leading tenor with many of the finest opera companies in the world,
including the Paris Opera, La Scala, Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera,
Lyric Opera of Chicago, Bavarian State Opera and San Francisco Opera.
          Mr. Haddock begins the 2008–2009 season singing the role of Gabriele Adorno in Simon
Boccanegra with San Francisco Opera and will then be heard in one of his signature roles, Don
José in Carmen, at Los Angeles Opera. He performs the role of Cavaradossi in Tosca at San Diego
Opera and appears as a tenor soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with the Saint Louis Symphony. He then
travels to Munich to sing the title role in Werther with the Bavarian State Opera, followed by
performances of Don José with the Netherlands Opera. He appears as a soloist in Dream of
Gerontius with the Munich Philharmonic to conclude the season.
          Marcus Haddock opened the 2007–2008 season as Rodolfo in concert performances of La
bohème with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Robert Spano, which was recorded for
Telarc.     He sang the role of Cavaradossi in Tosca at Paris Opera, followed by concert
performances of the title role in Don Carlo with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin
Mehta. He sang the role of Don José in Carmen at the Semperoper in Dresden and returned to
Covent Garden for performances of Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra. Mr. Haddock was
also heard as Ruggero in La Rondine with Los Angeles Opera and ended his season at
Tanglewood in the role of Aeneas in Les Troyens with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under
James Levine.
          Known for both the dramatic intensity and technical brilliance of his singing,      Mr.
Haddock’s operatic repertoire includes a wide range of roles. Prominent among these is the title
role of Les contes d’Hoffmann, which he has sung at La Scala, the Chorégies d'Orange Festival in
the South of France, Paris Opera, Dallas Opera, Teatro Real de Madrid, and at the Vienna State
Opera. He has also distinguished himself in performances of Don José in Carmen, which he has
sung at the Bavarian State Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Glydenbourne Festival, and with the
Veroza Company and Seiji Ozawa in Japan.
       Other roles with which Mr. Haddock has become strongly identified include the title role in
Werther, which he sang for his debut at the Vienna State Opera and at Grand Théâtre de Genève;
the title role in Don Carlo, which he sang at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale, Operá de
Monte-Carlo and Cologne Opera; and Ricardo in Un ballo in Maschera, which he sang for his
debut at San Francisco Opera and at the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Mr. Haddock garnered
acclaim for his singing of Gabriele Adorno in a new production of Simon Boccanegra at Santa Fe
Opera, a role to which he returned in the 2006–2007 season at the Metropolitan Opera. Other
highlights of Mr. Haddock’s recent seasons include performances of Pinkerton in Madama
Butterfly at Covent Garden; the title role in Faust at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of
Chicago, and the Deutsche Oper Berlin; and Alfredo in La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera,
Dallas Opera and The Liceu in Barcelona.
       Outside of his operatic engagements, Mr. Haddock has enjoyed great success on the
concert stage. In 2001, the centenary year of Verdi’s death, he sang performances of the Verdi
Requiem with many orchestras, including the London Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de
Monte-Carlo, the Cologne Opera, and the Cincinnati Symphony. He also sang Verdi’s Requiem
with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Daniele Gatti in Ghent and San Sebastian; and with
Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra conducted by Mark Elder.           He has appeared as soloist in
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the symphony orchestras of Boston, Dallas, Seattle, Detroit
and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with conductors including Esa-Pekka Salonen and Rafael
Frühbeck de Burgos. His concert repertoire includes Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass, Beethoven’s
Missa Solemnis, and Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius.
       Marcus Haddock can be heard on recordings of Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re on
Koch/Schwann, recorded at the 1998 Bregenz Festival, Mercadante’s Gli Orazi e i Curiazi with
the London Philharmonic on the Opera Rara label, Gomez’ Il Guarany with Oper der Stadt Bonn
on Sony Classical, and the title role in Werther with the Orchestre de Lille on Naxos.
              MARCUS H ADDOCK


                          2008–2009 Season



                           Personal Direction
                    WILLIAM G. GUERRI, Vice-president


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