Mr. Bliss began his 2019-2020 season with Lyric Opera of Kansas City in the role of Belmonte in Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio. Other season highlights include numerous concert appearances and a return to the roles of Ferrando and Don Ottavio with the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago, respectively.
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
February 15 - March 14
Coney Island once again comes to the stage of the Met with the first revival of Phelim McDermott’s popular staging inspired by the side shows of the boardwalk. Mr. Bliss returns to the acclaimed production, reprising the role of Ferrando.
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The ASO brings to New York's Carnegie Hall one of the most profound works in the choral literature: Beethoven's Missa solemnis. Robert Spano brings stellar voices from the opera world together with the internationally acclaimed Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus for an unforgettable performance of the Beethoven masterpiece.
April 23 & 25
In Songfest, Leonard Bernstein’s exuberant and radically inclusive portrait of the United States at its bicentennial, six powerhouse voices interpret four centuries of American poetry. Veering from opera to jazz to Broadway to modernist techniques, Bernstein offers an irrepressible optimist’s vision of eclectic, raucous unity.
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
May 7, 8 & 9
Opening with one of the most recognizable choruses in classical music, Carl Orff’s visceral oratorio Carmina burana is an exhilarating setting of medieval poems. Mr. Bliss appears as the tenor soloist under the baton of Alain Altinoglu.
san francisco symphony
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
Mr. Bliss appears as the Steuermann in a semi-staged production of The Flying Dutchman. Michael Tilson-Thomas leads from the podium in his final season with the San Francisco Symphony.
THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
When the mysterious Nick Shadow appears at his door, Tom Rakewell immediately abandons country life and his sweetheart Anne for the temptations of the city. But London’s glittering promise soon corrodes; love, money and even sanity slip further and further from Tom’s grasp. Can true love save him, or will the Devil have the last laugh? Mr. Bliss appears as Tom Rakewell in this revival of Glyndebourne Festival Opera's 1975 production.