Jacques Imbrailo makes his debut at Houston Grand Opera
Published: 01 February 2012
Category: Vocal & Opera
South African baritone Jacques Imbrailo will make his debut at Houston Grand Opera on Friday 3 February, singing the role of Tarquinius in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia.
The production, which runs until February 11, is a new interpretation by director Arin Arbus and will be conducted by Intermusica’s own Rory Macdonald, who also makes his Houston Grand Opera debut.
Imbrailo’s previous portrayals of Britten’s baritone roles have been met with huge critical acclaim – so much so, in fact, that later this month he will fly to Los Angeles for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, nominated in the Best Opera Recording category for his performance of Billy Budd at Glyndebourne. His interpretation of the title role won rave reviews, prompting Andrew Clark of the Financial Times to describe Imbrailo as “the finest Billy I have heard – lusty, virile, sensitive and moving."