Symphony Pops, Vocalist - Tenor

Described as “brilliant” by Opera News, tenor Matthew DiBattista has performed on both the operatic and concert stage with such conductors as James Conlon, Seiji Ozawa, Keith Lockhart, and Robert Shaw in the United States, Italy, France, and Portugal. His 2014-15 season engagements include returning to Long Beach Opera as Camille Raquin in Picker’s Thérèse Raquin, and making his debut with Chicago Opera Theater in that same role; singing as soloist in Britten’s War Requiem with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra; with Boston Modern Orchestra Project in Moravec’s “Blizzard Voices” (also recorded); a return to Tulsa Opera as Curley in Floyd’s Of Mice and Men; to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for its production of Capriccio; and singing Evans in Vaughan Williams’ Sir John in Love with Odyssey Opera of Boston. He sings the title role in Kamran Ince’s Judgment of Midas, newly released on Albany Records. In 2015-16 he returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago as Faninal’s Major-Domo in Der Rosenkavalier.

Posted: May-26-2015
Latest Acclaim

“Matthew DiBattista plays up the ranch boss Curley’s sadism and Napoleon complex with gusto.”

— Tulsa World
Posted: Apr-10-2015
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Judgment of Midas was commissioned by Crawford Greenewalt, Jr. to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sardis excavations in Turkey. Composer Kamran Ince took two stories, inspired by a tale from Ovid's Metamorphoses, as the basis for the opera. The stories interweave around the ancient city of Sardis and a mythic music contest said to have happened there. Turkish/American composer Kamran Ince's music bridges Anatolia and the Balkans to the West. The energy and rawness of Turkish and Balkan folk music, the spirituality of Byzantium and Ottoman court music, the tradition of European art music and the extrovert and popular qualities in the American psyche are the base of his sound world. Acknowledged as one of America's best composers, Ince is Professor of Composition at the University of Memphis and at MIAM Center for Advanced Research in Music in Istanbul.

Posted: May-1-2015