Gradus Oren, bass
was born in the USA. His repertoire includes Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Leporello and Masetto in Don Giovanni (Mozart), Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti), Ferrando in Il trovatore, Ramfis in Aida (Verdi), Garibaldo in Rodelinda (Handel), Giorgio in I Puritani (Bellini), Timur in Turandot, Colline in La bohème (Puccini), Ulysses S. Grant in The Mother of Us All (Thomson), Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), Mephistopheles in Faust (Gounod) and others. He sings regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as well as in the opera houses of Marseille, Houston, Bologna, Bilbao, Dallas, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Santiago di Chile, Pittsburgh, Rome, Seattle, San Francisco and many others. This is his Israeli Opera debut.