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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. In the United States, he can often be seen on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, where he has been part of over a dozen productions.

The 2023-2024 season will showcase Mr. Wilson in a prominent return to the Metropolitan Opera as Reinmar in Tannhäuser. He will also join the company for their productions of Nabucco and Turandot. In the spring, the bass appears with the Philadelphia Orchestra (Nathalie Stutzmann) for performances of Mozart's Requiem at both Verizon Hall and Carnegie Hall, and reprises the role of Daland in Der fliegende Holländer with Opera Colorado.

Last season, Harold Wilson returned to The Metropolitan Opera as the Sprecher in Simon McBurney’s new staging of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Hobson in Peter Grimes, and Ramfis in a performance of Verdi's Aida. He also joined the company to cover Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, made his Canadian Opera Company debut as Daland in Der fliegende Holländer, and returned to Bard Summerscape as the Duke of Norfolk in Saint-Saën's Henry VIII.


Mr. Wilson was featured with the Metropolitan Opera during the 2021-2022 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.

Other engagements at the Metropolitan Opera have included 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.

"Confutatis" from Verdi's RequiemHarold Wilson
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Harold Wilson

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