Brett Polegato's artistic sensibility has earned him the highest praise from audiences and critics: “his is a serious and seductive voice” says The Globe and Mail, and The New York Times has praised him for his “burnished, well-focused voice” which he uses with “considerable intelligence and nuance.” He appears regularly on the world's most distinguished stages including those of Lincoln Center, La Scala, the Concertgebouw, the Opéra National de Paris, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, the Teatro Real, Roy Thomson Hall, the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, and has collaborated with conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andris Nelsons, Bernard Haitink, Seiji Ozawa, Jeffrey Tate, Marc Minkowski, and Martyn Brabbins. He can be heard as soloist in the Grammy Awards’ Best Classical Recording of 2003 - Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony (Telarc) with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Robert Spano.

Brett's 2013/2014 season starts with a role debut: he sings his first Ford in Falstaff for Pacific Opera Victoria. In November, he travels to Winnipeg to perform Doctor Malatesta in Don Pasquale for Manitoba Opera and in December, he appears with Symphony Nova Scotia in performances of Handel's Messiah. After January concerts with the Eybler Quartet of a new transcription of Schumann's Dichterliebe in both Toronto and St. Catharines, he travels to Atlanta for February concerts and a recording of Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem with the Atlanta Symphony and conductor, Robert Spano. March finds Mr. Polegato in Vancouver reprising the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni, and he returns to Vancouver Opera in May with another role debut: that of Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, in Don Carlo. He ends his busy season in Buenos Aires, where he will create the role of Gowan Stevens in the World Premiere of Oscar Strasnoy's Requiem for the Teatro Colón. (Source:
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