Iain Paterson

Iain Paterson

Vocalists — Bass-Baritone

  • Manager: William G. Guerri
    Management Territory: North America - Concerts and Recitals

“Iain Paterson made an auspicious debut as Gunther, sounding like an incipient Wotan and looking like a vulnerable giant.” —Martin Bernheimer, Financial Times, April 2009

“Iain Paterson, a fine Scottish bass-baritone making an impressive American debut, did everything he could with the sinister, charmless bully he was directed to portray. He sang splendidly. This is a talent to watch.” —John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, May 2008

“Iain Paterson is outstanding…” —Richard Morrison, The Times, November 2007


Scottish baritone Iain Paterson has firmly established himself as one of world’s leading bassbaritones of his generation. Since his critically acclaimed debut at the 2007 Salzburg Easter Festival in “Das Rheingold” under Sir Simon Rattle, his operatic engagements have taken him to the most prestigious theatres in the world.

Recent operatic highlights include Gunther (Götterdämmerung) for the Metropolitan Opera (Robert Lepage’s new production), Opéra de Paris, and Bayerische Staatsoper, Fasolt (Das Rheingold) for Staatsoper Berlin and Opéra de Paris, Jochanaan (Salome) at the Salzburg Easter Festival and with the Berliner Philharmoniker, . . .

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