Giorgio Germont in La traviata.
About the Artist:
George Petean, born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, is making his HGO debut. He made his Romanian debut in 1997 in the title role in Don Giovanni, followed by Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Silvio in Pagliacci, Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Valentin in Faust, Ford in Falstaff, and Marcello in La bohème at the Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca. From 2002 to 2010, he was a member of the Hamburg State Opera. He has performed The Barber of Seville with the Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Beijing opera companies and at the Vienna State Opera; the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Paris Opera (Bastille); and the Teatro Comunale in Bologna. Other credits include Silvio in Pagliacci at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Conte di Luna in Il trovatore at the Bregenz Festival and Grand Théâtre de Genève; Marcelloat the Paris Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and in Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Monte Carlo; Rodrigue in Don Carlos at the Vienna State Opera, and in Frankfurt, Munich, and Hamburg; Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor with the Vienna State Opera, Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, and in Frankfurt and Hamburg; Belcore in The Elixir of Love at Paris Opera (Bastille) and in Hamburg; David in L’amico Fritz at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (recorded by Deutsche Grammophon); Renato in Un ballo in maschera at the Vienna State Opera and in Liège, Lausanne, Essen, and Hamburg; and Giorgio Germont in La traviata at the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and in Hamburg and Seville. Future engagements include Il trovatore in Berlin and Chicago, Andrea Chénier in Munich, Rigoletto in Liège, and Lucia di Lammermoor in Vienna.