James Rutherford


Was born in Norwich in Ostengland, where he also trained. He has appeared at a guest with Opera North, the Welsh National Opera, the Opéra de Paris, the Wiener Staatsoper, at the opera houses in Lisbon and San Francisco, at the Glyndebourne Festival and the Bayreuther Festspiele, among others. He made his debut as Hans Sachs (»Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg«) in 2009 at the Oper Graz, one of the stages, alongside the Oper Frankfurt, with which he shares a close relationship. His repertoire includes roles such as Wotan (»Das Rheingold« and »Die Walküre«), Kurwenal (»Tristan und Isolde«), Barak (»Die Frau ohne Schatten«), Germont (»La traviata«), Iago (»Otello«) as well as the title roles in in »Falstaff«, »Der fliegende Holländer«, and »Guillaume Tell«. The 2021/22 season brings him as a guest to the Oper Leipzig as Hans Sachs in der the new production of »Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg« as well as the title role in »Der fliegende Holländer«.