Baritone James Roser is the recipient of a number of major singing awards including the Mietta Song Recital Award, Vienna State Opera Award and Britten-Pears Young Artist Award. Roles he has performed include Rigoletto, Beckmesser (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Amfortas (Parsifal), Gunther (Götterdämmerung), Wotan (Das Rheingold), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Don Giovanni, Il Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Escamillo (Carmen), Wiedhopf (Die Vögel), Owen Wingrave, Peter (Hänsel und Gretel), Johann (Werther), Schaunard (La bohème), Der Feenkönig and Harald (Die Feen),with companies including the Wiener Staatsoper, Staatstheater Cottbus, Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Victorian Opera and Opera Australia.
2022 sees James make two company debuts in Australia: Giorgio Germont (La Traviata) with State Opera South Australia and Don Pizzaro (Fidelio) with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with Chief Conductor, Simone Young.
James’ most recent performances in Australia were as Amfortas for Victorian Opera. He was also engaged by Opera Queensland in 2020 as Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde which like a number of James’ recently scheduled performances in Europe, including Friedrich in Das Liebesverbot (Wagner) also had to be cancelled due to the global pandemic.
James’ concert repertoire ranges from Bach, Handel and Mozart to Dvorak, Fauré, and Saint-Saens. Also a keen recitalist he is known for his performances of the song cycles of Schubert and Schumann.