By Francisco Salazar
South African baritone Jacques Imbrailo signed with OWL Artist Management for General Management.
Imbrailo was the winner of the Audience Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and has gone on to be associated with the role of Billy Budd, making his role debut at the Glyndebourne Festival, and going on to give performances of the role at The Royal Opera, Teatro Real, Dutch National Opera, Norwegian National Opera, the BBC Proms and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York.
He is also well-known for his interpretation of Pélleas in “Pélleas et Melisande,” performing the opera at the Opernhaus Zurich, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Opéra national du Rhin, the Royal Swedish Opera, Opera Vlaanderen, Welsh National Opera, Aalto-Musiktheater Essen and in concert performance with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
This season, the baritone will makes role debuts as Yeletsky in “Pique Dame” at the La Monnaie, Brussels and Chou En-lai in “Nixon in China” at the Teatro Real. He also makes his house debut at the Ópera de Oviedo, Opéra national de Paris and Bayerische Staatsoper.