Robert Pomakov

Canadian bass Robert Pomakov has earned considerable attention for his unique voice and musicianship in opera, concert, and recital. In the 2010-2011 season, he appears with Houston Grand Opera as Hobson in Peter Grimes and the Bonze in Michael Grandage’s new production of Madame Butterfly.

He also performs at Ottawa’s Opera Lyra in Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo). Highlights of the past season include performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Orchestre Métropolitain under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and covers of the title role in a new production of Verdi’s Attila at the Metropolitan Opera conducted by Riccardo Muti.

Pomakov is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and is a prize-winner of the Queen Elisabeth, Belvedere, and Operalia competitions, among others. He has also been decorated with the Simeon, the First Honorary Medal from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria.