The Canadian bass-baritone features throughout the season – showcasing his magnificent, authoritative voice in everything from Tosti to contemporary commissions.
Opening with a recital with long-time collaborator at the opera house Sir Antonio Pappano
accompanying, the series also takes in a Kaija Saariaho
BBC co-commission bespoke for his voice, the lead role in John Adams
's Doctor Atomic
– a part he won a Grammy with in 2012 – and a public masterclass with Guildhall Musicians, so we can can all share in the artistry of one of today's finest performers.