Canadian tenor David Pomeroy is enjoying a career that is placing him in the spotlight on the world’s most important stages. The New York Times describes him as "a powerful, agile tenor... heartfelt." The Newfoundland native made his Metropolitan Opera debut in the title role of Faust, followed by the title role of Hoffmann opposite soprano Anna Netrebko under the baton of Maestro James Levine, and now receives star billing across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Pomeroy opened the 2022/23 season performing at Calgary Opera's 50th Anniversary Gala, followed by returns to the Canadian opera stage as Cavaradossi (Tosca) with Edmonton Opera and Don José (Carmen) with Calgary Opera. He appears with the Louisiana Philharmonic for Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Manitoba Opera for its 50th Anniversary Gala, and Orchestre Symphonique du Québec and Rhode Island Philharmonic for performances of Verdi's Requiem.
He opened the 2021/2022 season with his Gran Teatre del Liceu debut as Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), followed by Canadian performances as Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana) with Vancouver Opera and tenor soloist with Manitoba Opera. In the spring, Pomeroy returned to Theatro Municipal São Paulo, Brazil, as Radames (Aïda).
The 2020 season started at home with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra with Pomeroy’s own Masterworks concert feature, followed by an album recording. Then in Spain, he performed a house debut with the Orquesta Nacional de España as a soloist in Braunfels’ Te Deum. Pomeroy was to return to Canada at Manitoba Opera as Don José (Carmen) and Calgary Opera as Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) in the spring, before making house debuts across France and the United States over the summer, however COVID-19 cancelled the remainder of the season. Pomeroy's debut album was released in fall 2020, highlighting repertoire from his most celebrated roles on the operatic stage, with the 64-member Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Marc David. He returned with the NSO as tenor soloist in Händel's Messiah.
The 2018/2019 season comprised house debuts across four continents. The season started as Calaf (Turandot) in debuts with New Orleans Opera, USA, and Theatro Municipal in São Paulo, Brazil. In France, David performed a house debut with Opéra de Limoges as Paul in Die Tote Stadt and closed the season as Calaf once more in his debut with New National Theatre in Tokyo, Japan. Last season, Pomeroy also returned to the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional in México City for a role debut in The Dream of Gerontius, and to Vancouver Opera for Faust. He returned as well to Oper Stuttgart in a role debut as Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos). Concert appearances included Verdi's Requiem with the Winnipeg Symphony, Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Vancouver Symphony, as well as Christmas with David Pomeroy and the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.
The 2017/2018 season consisted of three role debuts - the title role of Tannhäuser in a new production with Oper Köln, Radamès (Aïda) with Seattle Opera and Britten's Peter Grimes with the Vancouver Symphony. He returned to Manitoba Opera as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Florestan (Fidelio) in concert at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Other concert appearances included Beethoven's 9th with the Newfoundland Symphony and Maestro Bramwell Tovey's Gala Celebration in Vancouver. The season concluded with a house debut at the Bregenzer Festspiele in Carmen, where David gave his 100th performance as Don José.
In 2016/2017 David performed Calaf in Turandot in a role debut for Edmonton Opera, and then again for Calgary Opera. In Europe, he performed Braunfels’ Te Deum with the Warsaw Philharmonic, and Florestan in Fidelio, a new productions with Oper Köln.
In the 2015/2016 season, Mr. Pomeroy was seen as Paul in Die Tote Stadt in both Frankfurt and Calgary and as Don José in Carmen at the COC in Toronto. His concert appearances, as tenor soloist, included Mahler’s 8th Symphony with Calgary Philharmonic, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Vancouver Symphony, Messiah with Newfoundland Symphony and Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass with Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Engagements during the 2014/2015 season included performances as Alfred in Die Fledermaus at Vancouver Opera, Henri in Les vêpres siciliennes with the Royal Danish Opera, both Florestan in Fidelio and Calaf in Turandot in Manitoba, and Carmen with Opera Australia.
His 2013/2014 season consisted of a role debut as Wagner’s Erik (Der Fliegende Hollander) with Calgary Opera, Don José with Opera Lyra Ottawa (Carmen), Cavaradossi (Tosca) with Vancouver Opera and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with Calgary Opera. Other engagements included performing with The Newfoundland Symphony for its French Grand Opera Gala, Orchestre Trois Rivières for Verdi’s Requiem and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
With the Canadian Opera Company (COC) in Toronto he has performed the title roles of Faust and Hoffmann as well as Rodolfo (La Bohème), Skuratov (From the House of the Dead), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and Alfred (Die Fledermaus).
Mr. Pomeroy created the role of Stefano for the successful world premiere of Filumena with Calgary Opera and proceeded to perform remounts in Banff, Ottawa and Edmonton (currently available on DVD).
Other appearances have included Alfredo (La Traviata) with Vancouver Opera and New York City Opera, Macduff (Macbeth) with Edmonton Opera, Don José (Carmen) with Pacific Opera Victoria, Manitoba Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Vancouver Opera, Cork Ireland and Staatsoper Stuttgart, Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Fort Worth Opera, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Michigan Opera and Opéra de Québec, Cavaradossi (Tosca) with Opéra de Montréal, Il Duca (Rigoletto) with Opéra de Montréal, Calgary Opera and Manitoba Opera, Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) with Florida Grand Opera, COC, MET and Edmonton Opera, Ruggero (La Rondine) with Michigan Opera, Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Calgary Opera, Romeo (Romeo et Juliette) with The Metropolitan Opera, Rodolfo (La Bohème) with Pacific Opera Victoria, COC, Idomeneo (Idomeneo) with Pacific Opera Victoria, Pollione (Norma) with Pacific Opera Victoria and Ladislov (The Two Widows) with Scottish Opera performed both at the Edinburgh Festival and in Glasgow.
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50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT 22 September 2022 Calgary Opera
TOSCA 22 October 2022 Edmonton Opera 25 October 2022 Edmonton Opera 28 October 2022 Edmonton Opera
CARMEN 19 November 2022 Calgary Opera 23 November 2022 Calgary Opera 25 November 2022 Calgary Opera
SERENADE FOR TENOR, HORN & STRINGS de BRITTEN 12 January 2023 Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 13 January 2023 Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT 25 February 2023 Manitoba Opera
MESSA DA REQUIEM by Verdi 20 April 2023 Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
MESSA DA REQUIEM by Verdi 5 May 2023 Rhode Island Philharmonic 6 May 2023 Rhode Island Philharmonic
50th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, MANITOBA Opera. 2023
"There were two showstoppers — literally. Newfoundland-based tenor David Pomeroy brought the house down with his scorched earth performance of Puccini’s Nessun dorma, just as he did during Manitoba Opera’s gala concert in April 2022." Winnipeg Free Press
TOSCA, Edmonton Opera. 2022
"The night, however, belonged to tenor David Pomeroy as the painter Mario Cavaradossi. Pomeroy has a voice that fills this hall with vibrancy and life — even when he is being tortured off stage. Edmonton Opera audiences celebrated him as Prince Calaf in the 2017 performance of Turandot and were treated again to a masterful nuanced performance in Tosca. His on-stage chemistry with Slack is authentic while his singing is simply world-class. His rendition of the famous aria “E lucevan le stelle”, which he sings as he awaits his execution, was a true highlight on this night. With such ease and fullness in his voice, especially in its higher register, Pomeroy thrills the audience with a commanding performance." Schmopera