Harold Wilson

Basso cantante

Internationally acclaimed bass Harold Wilson has enjoyed a successful career on both sides of the Atlantic. As a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin for five seasons, he sang over 30 roles including Arkel in Pelléas et Mélisande, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Roucher in Andrea Chenier, and Monterone in Rigoletto. He has also performed at the Staatsoper Berlin, Teatro Liceo Barcelona, Theatre du Capitôle Toulouse, Theater Basel, Oper Halle, and Oper Dortmund. In the United States he can often be seen on the stage of The Metropolitan Opera, where he has been part of over a dozen productions. Last season he sang Hobson in Peter Grimes, Ramfis in Aida, Der Sprecher in Simon McBurney’s highly acclaimed new production of Die Zauberflöte, and covered Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier.

In the 2023-24
Metropolitan Opera  season, Mr. Wilson sings Reinmar in Tannhäuser, and covers roles in Nabucco and Turandot. He makes a return in 2024 to Opera Colorado, where he will sing Daland in Der fliegende Holländer. a role he recently performed with Canadian Opera Company in his company debut.

For the last two summers Harold has triumphed at 
Bard Summerscape, bowing in the central role of Sir Morosus in Richard Strauss' Die Schweigsame Frau in 2022 and as Le Duc de Norfolk in Camille Saint-Saëns' Henry VIII in 2023.

Equally in demand across the country, Mr. Wilson has appeared in multiple productions with 
Opera Colorado as Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Ashby in La fanciulla del West, Ramfis in Aida, and Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte. He has also performed with Opera Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Caramoor Festival, Portland Opera, Dayton Opera, Tulsa Opera, Birmingham Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Opera Memphis, Sarasota Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and Opera Delaware.

Upcoming concert engagements include the
Philadelphia Orchestra for Mozart's Requiem and his debut with the Atlanta Symphony. In previous seasons he has been seen in concert with the Seattle Symphony for Handel’s MessiahCarnegie Hall and the Grand Junction Symphony for Verdi’s RequiemManhattan Concert Productions  and the Grand Junction Symphony for Mozart’s Requiem, and the Greensboro Symphony and Brandenburgische Philharmonic Frankfurt for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.