Manager: Michael Benchetrit
Management Territory: North and South America
The riveting and imperious Argante of bass-baritone Gordon Bintner dominated the largely uniform cast. Physically alluring, his acting was both organic and expressive, his characterization compelling and layered and his command of musical idiom, phrasing and Italian diction exemplary. He also produced a vocal performance of awe-inspiring beauty (as in 'Vieni o cara') and effortless power and accuracy (as in 'Sibillar gli angui d’Aletto'). Opera Canada
This is a major singer and is clearly the best in this competition. He is tall, slim, handsome, moves well on stage, musicality and charisma to burn, has a glorious baritone that is sturdy yet expressive. In other words, this guy has the complete package. His Figaro aria was acted with flair and sung with firm, manly tone - bravo. His Rinaldo aria - a role he sang at McGill - was fabulous with excellent agility for such a big voice. It is clear Mr. Bintner is enormously talented. La Scena Musicale
Gordon Bintner, recent grand prize winner of the OSM competition, is the star of the show. Tall, blond, seductive, he has everything a Don Giovanni needs, and better yet, he acts well and he sings well. This man will certainly have a big career. La Presse, Montreal
The Grand Prize Winner of the OSM Standard Life Competition (2011) and First Prize and People’s Choice Award recipient of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio Competition (2012), Canadian Bass-Baritone Gordon Bintner appears internationally in a wide-range of concert and operatic repertoire. Highlights of the 2015/16 season include his debuts at Osterfestspiele Salzburg as Araldo in Otello with Christian Thielemann, Michigan Opera Theatre as Papageno in The Magic Flute, Manitoba Opera as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. He also made appearances with . . . the COC Ensemble Studio, including Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro.
He has previously worked with Maestro Kent Nagano as Junior in Bernstein’s A Quiet Place with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and made his role debuts as Lescaut in Manon at Opéra de Montréal, Nardo in La Finta Giardiniera at San Francisco Opera's Merola Opera Program, Bill in A Quiet Place with Ensemble Modern and Herr Basilio in Der Barbier von Sevilla with the Salzburger Festpiele’s Young Singers Project. Concert appearances include Handel’s Messiah with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Cantatas BWV 147, 75 and 164 with Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
A recent graduate of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio, Mr. Bintner will join the company of Oper Frankfurt in the 2016/17 season, during which he can be heard singing Chorèbe in a new production of Berlioz' Les Troyens, Cesare Angelotti in Puccini's Tosca, and the title role in a new production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.