Opera on the Avalon

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 Mather. He made his La Scala debut at Chevalier in ​Dialogues de 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 include ​Die Nase ​ at the Metropolitan Opera, Steva in ​Jenufa at the Châtelet ​ and Madrid’s Teatro Real, Hoffmann in Marseille, Don José in ​Carmen ​ in Montreal, Antwerp and Lille and ​Béatrice et Bénédict ​ with the New York Philharmonic, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and the Santa Fe Opera. Gietz won a 2018 Grammy award for his role in Houston Symphony’s recording of ​Wozzeck.