Ian Bostridge

United Kingdom


Ian Bostridge is the world-leading performer of Winterreise and author of Schubert’s Winter Journey Anatomy of an Obsession. Published in 2014 by Faber and Faber in the UK and Knopf in the USA, the book has since been published in Germany and The Netherlands and was awarded the Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize for non-fiction writing in 2016.

Bostridge’s recital career has taken him all over the world. His recordings have won all the major international record prizes and been nominated for 14 Grammys. He has worked with most major international orchestras and his operatic appearances include Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for Opera Australia at the Edinburgh Festival; Tamino (The Magic Flute), Jupiter (Semele) and Aschenbach (Death in Venice) for ENO; Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Caliban (Adès’s ‘The Tempest’) for the Royal Opera; Nerone (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress) and Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia) for the Bavarian State Opera and Don Ottavio for the Vienna State Opera.

Highlights of his 2015/16 season include a tour of Asia with guitarist Xuefei Yang, the Evangelist in a staged St. Matthew Passion for the Hamburg State Opera, his operatic debut at La Scala, Milan as Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw, an American recital tour of Schubert’s Winterreise with Thomas Adès and Britten’s Curlew River in Hamburg and Madrid.