James Roser


Management: Australasia

Die Zauberflöte,  Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Austria
“…From the onset, James Roser as Papageno was the favourite of the audience.  Vocally terrific, he has the necessary performing humour.”
Moni Brüggeller, Die Kronen Zeitung,  2016

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Austria
“…In the role of Beckmesser, James Roser gave an excellent performance.  His portrayal of this very malignant character was just thrilling and very convincing.  His performance was surely one of the best of the evening”.
Daniel Url, The Operatic Musicologist, 2015 

“Thrillingly portrayed was the Beckmesser of James Roser.”
Ursula Strohal, Tiroler Tageszeitung, 2015 

Rigoletto,Tiroler Festspiele, Erl, Austria
“With James Roser in the title role, Kuhn has found the ideal casting…James Roser is the epitome of Rigoletto…Roser gave clear outlines to the character…not only strong in acting, but even more in his voice – just fascinating!.  James Roser managed the role with brilliance.”
Moni Brüggeller, Die Kronen Zeitung,  2013 

Winterreise, Centre Culturel Caraquet, Caraquet, Canada
“…The Australian baritone impressed with his strong voice …The timbre of the voice is expressive, of a beautiful round velvet.  The international calibre of this baritone, who among others has already sung at the prestigious Vienna State Opera, merits other grand stages”.
Martin Roy, Acadien Nouvelle, 2013

Baritone James Roser initially began a career as an environmental scientist, having completed a Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) at the University of NSW, before beginning his musical studies. He was a recipient of a number of major singing awards in Australia, including the Mietta Song Recital Award, Vienna State Opera Award and Britten-Pears Young Artist Award. Operatic roles he has performed include Rigoletto, Beckmesser (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Gunther (Götterdämmerung), Wotan (Das Rheingold), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Don Giovanni, Il Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Escamillo (Carmen), Owen Wingrave, Peter (Hänsel und Gretel), Johann (Werther), Mr. Gobineau (The Medium), Melchior (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Der Feenkönig and Harald (Die Feen). He has performed with the Wiener Staatsoper, Staatstheater Cottbus, Tiroler Festspiele Erl and Opera Australia and also made his musical theatre debut in 2012 singing the role of ‘Curly’ in Oklahoma! at the Rainhill Music Festival. 

In 2013 James performed the role of Rigoletto in the Austrian television series: ‘Kultur mit Holender: Wie eine Oper entsteht’ in collaboration with the Tiroler Festspiele Erl and Servus TV; he also appeared as Rigoletto in a broadcast of the opera on Servus TV. James performs regularly in recital throughout Europe and has performed for Oxford Lieder Festival, Franz Schubert Institut, Gesellschaft für Musiktheater Wien, Beethovenhaus Wien, Artsong NSW, Chamber Music Australia, Rainhill Music Festival and Aldeburgh Music Festival, has appeared as a soloist with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and has been broadcast a number of times in Australia on 2MBS-FM, 3MBS-FM and ABC Classic FM and on ORF and Servus TV in Austria. In concert, he has been a soloist in Corrette’s Laudate Dominum, Handel’s Messiah, J.M.Haydn’s Requiem, Faure’s Requiem, Saint-Saens’ Oratorio de Noel, Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, Schubert’s Mass in G, Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus, a number of J.S.Bach Cantatas and regularly performs the song cycles of Schubert and Schumann. 

Recent and forthcoming engagements include performances as Schaunard (La Boheme), Bass soloist in Dvorak's Stabat Mater, Jesus in Bach's St.Matthäus Passion and recitals of Wolf and Schubert Lieder in Austria and England.


James Roser is managed by Graham Pushee: graham@artsmanagement.com.au 
February 2018 
This biography is for general information purposes only and not for publication. Please contact Arts Management for an up-to-date biography to suit your needs.