Oren Returns to France for Verdi’s Nabucco

In May 2018, Oren returns to Montpellier, France to perform his critically acclaimed role of Zaccaria in Verdi’s Nabucco with the Opéra national de Montpellier.

Of his Zaccaria in Pittsburgh, Opera News wrote, “For sheer musicality and attention to nuance, the honors went to Oren Gradus, who intoned the lines of the Hebrew high priest Zacharia with resonant legato and eloquence of manner.”

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Oren Gradus joins Metropolitan Opera for 16th Season

The 2017-2018 season will mark Oren Gradus’ 16th straight season performing with The Metropolitan Opera.

Watch Oren as Colline in La Bohème on PBS’s “Great Performances at the Met”

On Friday, June 27, PBS will air the Metropolitan Opera’s recent HD transmission of Puccini’s La Bohème as part of the series “Great Performances at the Met.” The April 5 performance features Oren Gradus as the philosopher Colline, starring alongside Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo, Kristine Opolais as Mimì, Susanna Phillips as Musetta, Massimo Cavaletti as Marcello, and Patrick Carfizzi as Schaunard. Stefano Ranzani conducts and Joyce DiDonato — Oren’s costar for the Metropolitan Opera’s upcoming production of La donna del lago — hosts the broadcast.

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Oren Gradus gives a “stylishly sculpted” performance in Lyric Opera Baltimore’s Nabucco

This weekend Oren Gradus’s performance as Zaccaria in Lyric Opera Baltimore’s production of Nabucco was met with acclaim. Writing for The Washington Post, Tom Huizenga noted that the Brooklyn-born bass “sang with requisite bluster and beauty.”

Likewise, Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun had praise for Oren’s account of the Hebrew priest in Verdi’s Babylonian drama: “As Zaccaria, the high priest of the Hebrews, the bass Oren Gradus sculpted his music stylishly.”

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