As a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin for five seasons, Bass Harold Wilson sang over 30 roles with the company, including: Arkel in Pelléas et Mélisande, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Zuniga in Carmen, and the Hermit in Der Freischutz. The bass also participated in La traviata, Il trittico, Tannhäuser, La fanciulla del West, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Un ballo in maschera, Tosca, Boris Godounov, Lohengrin, Idomeneo, Salome, Andrea Chenier, and Germania.
This season, the bass returns to the Metropolitan Opera stage as Hobson in Peter Grimes, also joining the company to cover Ramfis and Baron Ochs, respectively, in productions of Aida and Der Rosenkavalier. He makes his Canadian Opera Company debut as Daland in Der fliegende Holländer, and returns to Opera Colorado as Timur in Turandot.
Last season the Mr. Wilson returned to the Metropolitan Opera for multiple productions, including Boris Godunov, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, The Rake’s Progress, and Elektra, in which he sang the Guardian. During the summer, he triumphed at Bard Summerscape, bowing in the central role of Sir Morosus in Richard Strauss' Die Schweigsame Frau.
During the COVID-19 impacted 2020-2021 season, Harold Wilson returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Faust in The Fiery Angel (cancelled) and covered the roles of Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Zaccaria in Verdi’s Nabucco (cancelled). He also returned to Dayton Opera as the Commendatore in Don Giovanni and was scheduled to sing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Dayton Philharmonic (cancelled).
Mr. Wilson has been a part of over a dozen productions at the Metropolitan Opera, including Tosca, Armida, Romeo et Juliette, Boris Godunov, Don Carlos, Les Troyens, Turandot, Macbeth, Der Fliegende Holländer, The Fiery Angel, Die Zauberflöte, Nabucco, Iolanta, and Das Rheingold. Equally in demand across the country, the bass has appeared in multiple productions with Opera Colorado as Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Ashby in La fanciulla del West, Ramfis in Aida, and Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte; Opera Delaware as the Four Villains in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Polonio in Amleto, and Oroe in Semiramide in a co-production with Baltimore Concert Opera; Ramfis in Aida with Dayton Opera, Tulsa Opera, and Birmingham Opera; Timur in Turandot with Dayton Opera and Hawaii Opera; the Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Opera Memphis and Portland Opera; Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte with Opera Birmingham and Chautauqua Opera; Rocco in Fidelio with Sarasota Opera, where also made his role debut as Mustafa in L’italiana in Algeri; the High Priest of Baal in Nabucco with Palm Beach Opera; and his debut with the Caramoor Festival as Ernesto in Il Pirata.
He has been seen in concert with the Seattle Symphony for Handel’s Messiah, Carnegie Hall and the Grand Junction Symphony for Verdi’s Requiem, Manhattan Concert Productions for Mozart’s Requiem, and the Greensboro Symphony and Brandenburgische Philharmonic Frankfurt for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.