The powerful combination of musical artistry and dramatic invention has placed Canadian Brett Polegato in the top ranks of today’s young baritones. He has appeared on many of the world’s most distinguished stages, including those of Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Concertgebouw, Royal Court Theatre of Versailles, Roy Thomson Hall, Carnegie Hall, Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and Palau de la Musica. On the opera stage, he has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company, l’Opéra de Nice, and Théâtre de la Monnaie, among others. Mr. Polegato has worked with such esteemed conductors as Yves Abel, Richard Bonynge, Sir Andrew Davis, Nicholas McGegan, Marc Minkowski, Seiji Ozawa and Carlo Rizzi. His recording of the five canticles of Benjamin Britten is currently available, as is Gluck’s Armide on the Archiv label, Kalman’s Die Herzogin von Chicago under the baton of Richard Bonynge for Decca, and a collection of arias and duets accompanied by the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra for CBC Records. Mr. Polegato was hailed by judges and audiences alike as a winner in the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, a win which followed similar acclaim from Japan’s Pacific Music Festival and Finland’s Mirjam Helin International Competition. He has also received the distinguished William Matheus Sullivan Foundation Grant for opera and a Canada Council Career Development Grant.