Reginald Mobley and Baptiste Trotignon
Biography Reginald Mobley and Baptiste Trotignon
Noted for his ‘shimmering voice’ (BachTrack), GRAMMY-nominated American countertenor Reginald Mobley is globally renowned for his interpretation of the baroque, classical and modern repertoire and leads a very prolific career on both sides of the Atlantic. An advocate for diversity in music and its programming, Reginald became the first ever programming consultant for the Handel & Haydn Society following several years of leading H&H in his community engaging Every Voice concerts. He also holds the position of Visiting Artist for Diversity Outreach with the Baroque ensemble Apollo’s Fire, and is a regular guest with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, Seraphic Fire, and Agave Baroque.
With the latter, Reginald recorded ‘American Originals’, a collection of Spirituals, which granted his nomination to the GRAMMY Awards in 2022. His American 2022/2023 Season will start with a solo recital at the Miller Theatre (NYC) showcasing Bach Cantatas, followed by his debut with New York Philharmonic in Messiah, a piece he will also sing with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Later on in the season, he will feature as a soloist in Carmina Burana with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and in concerts with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver and Seraphic Fire. Previous engagements have included concerts and recordings with Opera Lafayette, Blue Heron, Orchestra of St Luke’s, LA Master Chorale, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, Portland Baroque Orchestra and Early Music Seattle.
In Europe, Reginald has been invited to perform with Orchester Wiener Akademie, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Balthasar Neumann Chor & Ensemble, Bach Society in Stuttgart, and Holland Baroque Orchestra among others. His name is often associated with John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, with which Reginald has been touring and recording for the past ten years including a European tour in spring 2023. In summer 2022, Reginald will make his debut with Dutch Bach Society in concerts in Bremen and Utrecht, will appear for the first time with I Barocchisti at Opéra de Lausanne under the baton of Diego Fasolis as Disinganno in Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, a role he will reprise at the Barbican Centre with Academy of Ancient Music led by Laurence Cummings. In the autumn of 2021, he performed the role of Ottone in L'incoronazione di Poppea in a European tour with The Budapest Festival Orchestra with stops at Grand Théâtre de Genève, MUPA (Budapest) and Teatro Olimpico (Vicenza).
His recordings have been received with great critical acclaim. His first solo album with ALPHA Classic will be released in June 2023. It will showcase a collection of Spirituals accompanied by the world-renowned French pianist Baptiste Trotignon. Reginald features on several albums with the Monteverdi Choir, including a recording of Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Magnificat, where Reginald ‘encapsulates whimsical pathos’ (Classical Music Magazine).