Russian baritone Rodion Pogossov is widely becoming known for his stage acting and energetic character portrayal. He features regularly in the Metropolitan Opera, where recent engagements have included Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, and Papageno in The Magic Flute. Other recent engagements include Papageno at the Bilbao Opera, Eugene Onegin at the Festival de Lanaudiere, Figaro in The Barber of Seville at the Hamburg State Opera and the Canadian Opera Company, L'Elisir d'amore at the Glyndebourne Festival and Così fan tutte at the Ravinia Festival. He also recently sang in a gala concert at the Covent Garden conducted by Antonio Pappano. Recent concert performances include Rachmaninov's Spring Cantata and The Bells in the Netherlands and Orff's Carmina Burana with the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales España in Madrid and RLPO; a work he will also return to the UK to sing this season with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Further engagements also include Figaro in The Barber of Seville at the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Bayerische Staatsoper, and at the Metropolitan Opera, Cosi fan tutte at the Met, and his debut in the title role in Don Giovanni at the Oviedo Opera. His solo recital disc for the prestigious EMI Debut Series received great acclaim, which will shortly be followed by a disc of Rachmaninov songs with pianist Iain Burnside.