John Relyea


John Relyea has appeared on many of the world’s great operatic stages.

His roles have spanned a vast range of repertoire, including the title roles of Attila, Don Quichotte, and Aleko; Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro and Bluebeard in Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle.

Other roles include Zaccaria in Nabucco, Bertram in Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable, Pagano in I Lombardi alla prima crociata, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Colline in La Bohème, Don Alfonso in Lucrezia Borgia, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Giorgio in I Puritani, Enrico in Anna Bolena, Banquo in Macbeth, Méphistopélès in both Faust and Le Damnation de Faust, the Four Villians in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Marke in Tristan and Isolde, King Phillip in Don Carlo, Caspar in Der Freischütz, Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress, Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia, The Water Sprite in Rusalka and King Renè in Iolanta.

In concert, he has performed with major orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, NDR, London Symphony, Chicago, Boston, Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestra, as well as Atlanta, Dallas, and San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, NDR, Orchestra Sinfonica della Rai.

He has appeared at the Tanglewood, Ravinia, Salzburg, Edinburgh,Lucerne, and Mostly Mozart festivals, Glyndebourne and at the BBC Proms.

He recently returned to the Paris Opera for Bluebeard’s Castle, and to the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma as Claggart in Billy Budd, his debut at the Teatro di San Carlo as Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra.

He also sang Don Carlos at MET, Veri Requiem at Teatro Regio di Parma and with Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Bluebeard’s Castle in concert form at the London Philarmonic Orchestra, new production of Hamlet by Australian composer Brett Dean at MET.