Ian Bostridge

Biography

Born: December 25, 1964; London, England  
Ian Bostridge is perhaps the best-known English tenor to emerge since the death of Peter Pears. He has become closely associated with the art song repertory, as well as with the music of Benjamin Britten.

Before becoming a singer, Bostridge obtained his Ph.D. in history and philosophy from St. John's College of Oxford. However, reaching the finals of both the Kathleen Ferrier and Richard Tauber competitions and winning the 1991 National
Read more Federation of Music Societies/Esso Award proved decisive in moving him towards a career in singing. The Young Concert Artists Trust gave him a financial grant to develop his career, and he debuted at Wigmore Hall in London in 1993. One of his most important early recitals was in 1994 at the Purcell Room, where he gave a highly acclaimed performance of Schubert's Winterreise. In the same year, he made his first appearance at the Aldeburgh Festival. Since then he has become strongly associated with the music of the Festival's founder, Benjamin Britten. He made his first New York appearances in 1998 at the Frick Collection and in 1999 at Alice Tully Hall. In 1998 he debuted at the Munich Festival as Nerone in L'Incoronazione di Poppea. His debut with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was in 1999.

His operatic debut was in 1994 at the Covent Garden Festival's production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream as Lysander. In 1995, he sang his first solo recital at Wigmore Hall and increased his European recital presence with appearances in Lyon and Cologne. His debut with the English National Opera was as Tamino in Mozart's The Magic Flute in 1996, and he was acclaimed for his seductive portrayal of the ghost Quint in Britten's The Turn of the Screw at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

His operatic recordings include A Midsummer Night's Dream (as Francis Flute), as Belmonte in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress.

He is in much demand as a recital singer and in that capacity has sung on several volumes of Hyperion's epochal complete Schubert song collection (including the recording of Die schöne Müllerin). He has also issued recordings of Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe, songs of Reynaldo Hahn, a program of little-known Britten songs, and one volume of Jecklin-Disc's set of the complete songs of Othmar Schoeck.

His concert repertory recordings include Bach's Magnificat and St. Matthew Passion, Handel's Israel in Egypt, Stravinsky's Cantata, most of the Britten orchestral song cycles for tenor voice, the Mozart Requiem, Finzi's Die natalis, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, and Michael Nyman's Noises, Sounds, & Sweet Airs. Read less
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    Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin / Bostridge, Giorgini
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186775 Release Date: 11/06/2020   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Ian Bostridge,  Saskia Giorgini
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    Beethoven: Songs & Folksongs / Bostridge, Pappano, Frang, Altstaedt
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 527643 Release Date: 08/07/2020   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Ian Bostridge,  Antonio Pappano,  Vilde Frang,  Nicolas Altstaedt
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    Schubert: Winterreise / Bostridge, Ades
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186764 Release Date: 08/23/2019   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Ian Bostridge,  Thomas Adčs
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    Berlioz, Ravel & Debussy: Works for Tenor and Orchestra / Bostridge, Morlot, Seattle Symphony
    Label: Seattle Symphony   Catalog: 1021 Release Date: 01/25/2019   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Maurice Ravel,  Claude Debussy
    Performer:  Ian Bostridge
    Conductor:  Ludovic Morlot
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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    Requiem - Pity of War / Bostridge, Pappano
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 573273 Release Date: 10/26/2018   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Butterworth,  Rudi Stephan,  Kurt Weill,  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Ian Bostridge,  Antonio Pappano
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    Festival: Classical Music in Switzerland
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 88985476732 Release Date: 09/07/2018   Number of Discs: 13
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Giya Kancheli  ... 
    Performer:  Francesco Piemontesi,  Felix Froschhammer,  Sebastian Bohren,  Andreas Fleck  ... 
    Conductor:  Roger Norrington,  Jérémie Rhorer,  Willem De Bordes,  Daniel Bard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Le Cercle de l'Harmonie,  Schumann Quartett  ... 
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    Britten: War Requiem / Bostridge, Keenlyside, Noseda, London Symphony
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 2029 Release Date: 06/01/2018   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Simon Keenlyside,  Sabina Cvilak,  Ian Bostridge
    Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Songs by Schubert, Vol. 3 / Bostridge, Drake
    Label: Wigmore Hall Live   Catalog: 88 Release Date: 07/07/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Ian Bostridge,  Julius Drake
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    The Year 1917: Music in Turbulent Times
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 4796969 Release Date: 01/27/2017   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ottorino Respighi,  Béla Bartók,  Manuel de Falla,  Gustav Holst  ... 
    Performer:  Julius Drake,  Ian Bostridge,  Eric Schneider,  Anna Prohaska  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli,  Pierre Boulez,  Lorin Maazel,  William Steinberg  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Schubert: Song Cycles / Ian Bostridge [3 CDs & 1 DVD]
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 620418 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Ian Bostridge,  Leif Ove Andsnes,  Mitsuko Uchida,  Antonio Pappano
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    Seiji Ozawa - The Philips Years: Original Jacket Collection [50-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002185602 Release Date: 11/18/2014   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Hector Berlioz  ... 
    Performer:  Mariko Kobayashi,  Everett Firth,  Hiroshi Arimori,  Sawako Yasue  ... 
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Saito Kinen Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers  ... 
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    Vaughan Williams: Complete Symphonies / Haitink, London Philharmonic
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 8475926 Release Date: 01/14/2014   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Performer:  Jonathan Summers,  Felicity Lott,  Amanda Roocroft,  Sarah Chang  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantilena,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Choir
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    Britten: War Requiem / Netrebko, Bostridge, Hampson, Pappano
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 15448 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Anna Netrebko,  Ian Bostridge,  Thomas Hampson
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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    Britten: Operas
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 350072 Release Date: 09/17/2013   Number of Discs: 13
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Dan Dressen,  Andrew Murgatroyd,  Angus Smith,  Bronwen Mills  ... 
    Conductor:  Philip Brunelle,  Bernard Haitink,  Oliver Knussen,  Daniel Harding  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Plymouth Music Series Orchestra,  Plymouth Music Series Chorus,  Plymouth Music Series Ensemble Singers  ... 
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    Britten: Vocal Works
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 151642 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Henry Purcell,  Franz Schubert,  Robert Schumann  ... 
    Performer:  Heather Harper,  Neil Mackie,  Barry Tuckwell,  Roger Vignoles  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Steuart Bedford,  Richard Armstrong,  Jeffrey Tate  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Scottish Chamber Orchestra,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  ... 
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    Britten: Songs / Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 334302 Release Date: 05/21/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Ian Bostridge,  Antonio Pappano,  Xuefei Yang
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    Britten: Rape Of Lucretia / Knussen, Kirchschlager, Gritton,  Bostridge
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 26722 Release Date: 02/05/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Peter Coleman-Wright,  Angelika Kirchschlager,  Ian Bostridge,  Susan Gritton  ... 
    Conductor:  Oliver Knussen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble
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    Mozart: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail / Christie, Les Arts Florissants
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 59884 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Christine Schäfer,  Patricia Petibon,  Jurg Low,  Sophie Lamotte D'Argy  ... 
    Conductor:  William Christie
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
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    Schubert: Lieder on Record 1898-2012
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 27575 Release Date: 07/03/2012   Number of Discs: 17
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Peter Schreier,  Steven Zehr,  Thomas Hampson,  Wolfgang Sawallisch  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
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    Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Davis, Mcnair, Asawa, Lloyd, Bostridge
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001651502 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Sara Rey,  Brian Asawa,  Mark Tucker,  Carl Ferguson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir
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  • 21.
    Music & Painters - Music Of The Era Of Monet, Chagall, Courbet & Picasso
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5283 Release Date: 01/31/2012   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel,  Claude Debussy,  Gabriel Fauré,  Ernest Chausson  ... 
    Performer:  Anne Gastinel,  Daniel Blumenthal,  Marie-Nicole Lemieux,  Noel Lee  ... 
    Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky,  Christoph Eschenbach,  Alain Lombard,  Bernard Haitink  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kasbek Ensemble,  Russian State Symphony Orchestra,  Paris Orchestra  ... 
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  • 22.
    Delius: 150th Anniversary Edition
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 0841752 Release Date: 01/10/2012   Number of Discs: 18
    Composer:  Frederick Delius
    Performer:  Piers Lane,  John Noble,  John Shirley-Quirk,  Yehudi Menuhin  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Vernon Handley,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Hallé Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde - Highlights / Pappano, Domingo, Stemme, Pape
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 94849 Release Date: 06/21/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Nina Stemme,  Rolando Villazón,  Mihoko Fujimura,  René Pape  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Haim, Bostridge, Dessay, Ciofi, Gens, Coote, Maltman
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 48253 Release Date: 04/05/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer:  Mario Luperi,  Véronique Gens,  Lorenzo Regazzo,  Pascal Bertin  ... 
    Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haďm
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert d'Astrée,  European Voices
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    Mozart: Idomeneo / Mackerras, Bostridge, Milne, Hunt Lieberson
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 48238 Release Date: 04/05/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ursula Smith,  Barbara Frittoli,  Lisa Milne,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra,  Edinburgh Festival Chorus,  Dunedin Consort
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