MATTHEW BROOK has appeared as a soloist throughout Europe, Australia, North and South America, and the Far East. He has worked with many of the world’s great conductors, including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Richard Hickox, Sir Charles Mackerras, Harry Christophers, Christophe Rousset, and Sir Mark Elder, and with orchestras and ensembles including the Philharmonia, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the English Baroque Soloists, the City of London Sinfonia, Collegium Vocale Ghent, the Gabrieli Consort, Les Talens Lyriques, the Sixteen, and the Orchestre National de Lille. He has performed at festivals such as Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Utrecht, the BBC Proms, Ambronay, La Chaise Dieu, Innsbruck, Bermuda, and the Three Choirs Festival.
Matthew’s operatic roles include Polyphemus (Acis and Galatea), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), Papageno (The Magic Flute), Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Ned Keene (Peter Grimes), Vicar (Albert Herring), Noye (Noye’s Fludde), John Bunyan and Lord Hategood (The Pilgrim’s Progress), Melchior (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Young Sam (A Quiet Place), Jupiter (Castor et Pollux), Starek and Mayor (Jenu°fa), Antenor and Calkas (Troilus and Cressida), Zuniga (Carmen), and Seneca (L’incoronazione di Poppea). He took part in a European tour with the English Baroque Soloists and Gardiner singing the roles of Don Alfonso and Bartolo in venues including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Salle Pleyel, Paris; Teatro Real (Madrid); and Giuseppe Verdi Opera House, Pisa.
Matthew’s recordings include Trial by Fire (Counsel) and Sullivan’s Ivanhoe (Friar Tuck) with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Chandos); a Gramophone Award-winning Messiah, plus Acis and Galatea, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and B-minor Mass, and Handel’s Esther, all with the Dunedin Consort (Linn Records); and Il Re di Scozia in Ariodante with Il Complesso Barocco and Alan Curtis (EMI/Virgin).
Recent and future highlights include Argenio (Imeneo) at the Göttingen International Handel Festival, Fauré’s Requiem with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Monteverdi’s Vespers with the Dunedin Consort, Mozart’s Requiem with the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw, Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the Hallé Orchestra, Zoroastro (Orlando) with the English Concert, Handel’s Messiah with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Il Re di Scozia (Ariodante) with the Staatstheater Stuttgart and on tour with the English Concert, Bach’s Lutheran Masses with the Academy of Ancient Music, and performances of Bach’s B-minor Mass and The Dream of Gerontius with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.