NEW ARTIST: bass-baritone Michael Mofidian joins the Rayfield Allied roster for general management

7 September 2021

We're delighted to announce that Michael Mofidian has joined the Rayfield Allied roster for general management.

Recent engagements have included a return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Masetto Don Giovanni, his debut as soloist at First Night of the Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music and a World Premiere by James MacMillan, and first night of the Edinburgh International Festival for Stravinsky’s Pulcinella. He also made his Salzburg Festival debut as Angelotti Tosca alongside Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov and Ludovic Tézier.

Michael Mofidian was a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from 2018-2020 and in 2018 a Jerwood Young Artist for Glyndebourne Festival.

For the 21/22 season and beyond he will sing Don Alfonso Così fan tutte for Scottish Opera at the Lammermuir Festival, several roles for Geneva Opera where he will take residence for a year, Thesus A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Rouen Opera, a return to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as a guest and a role at the 2023 Glyndebourne Festival. He will also make his debut with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Sir Tony Pappano for a performance and recording of Turandot (Mandarin).

Michael was a joint winner of the 2017 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform and has given recitals for the Wigmore Hall, Oxford Lieder, Leeds Lieder (2021 appearance here), St John’s Smith Square London, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Fringe and at City Halls in Glasgow for a BBC broadcast. Next season he returns to the Wigmore Hall for a recital programme of Sibelius and Mahler.

Michael is also a composer; his works include pieces for orchestra, instrumental chamber music, art songs and works for vocal ensemble, and his teachers have included Sir James MacMillan, Richard Causton and Robin Holloway.

We are thrilled to welcome Michael to the Rayfield Allied roster, where he will be managed by Nicki Wenham and Sophie Richardson.

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