American baritone John Chest makes his house debut at the Glyndebourne Festival this weekend as Pelléas in Stefan Herheim's new production of Pelléas et Mélisande.
John's recent recital at Wigmore Hall with pianist Marcelo Amaral received excellent reviews: "It was scarcely possible to breathe during his encore, an account of Schubert’s dream song Nacht und Träume that I’d count the finest I’ve heard live, so ineffably did it touch the sublime" (Mark Valencia, Bachtrack).
John is also featured on "The Complete Songs of Faure" (Signum Classics), where he has been praised for his "superb dynamic control - his high mezza voce is remarkable - with deep commitment, flawless phrasing and an easy warmth of tone" (Tim Ashley, Gramophone).
Pelléas et Mélisande opens on 30 June and runs until 9 August 2018. Tickets are available from the Glyndebourne website.