Symphony Pops, Vocalist - Tenor

Tenor Matthew DiBattista has been described as by Opera News as having “…a strong, pleasantly ringing voice with a nice extension up top, incredible stamina, and acting abilities not often seen on the operatic stage.” He is continually in demand on some of the world's most prestigious stages, having performed opera and concert works throughout the United States and Europe. He has sung with such conductors as Sir Andrew Davis, James Conlon, Seiji Ozawa, Keith Lockhart, and the late Robert Shaw.

In the 2019-20 season, Mr. DiBattista sings as the Earl of Surrey in Saint-Saëns’ Henry VIII with Odyssey Opera, and Beppe in Pagliacci with Michigan Opera Theatre. In the summer of 2020, he sings Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte with Santa Fe Opera. His 2020-21 engagements include a reprise of the Doctor in Poul Ruders’ The Handmaid's Tale in his San Francisco Opera debut, and the Teacher in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in a return to Boston Symphony Orchestra, both in Boston and at Carnegie Hall.

In the summer of 2019, Mr. DiBattista performed in the concert “Deep River” with Boston Landmarks Orchestra. His engagements in the 2018-19 season included Triquet in Eugene Onegin and the Witch in Hänsel und Gretel with Michigan Opera Theatre, Amrou in La Reine de Saba with Odyssey Opera, soloist in Britten's War Requiem with Wichita Symphony Orchestra, and the Doctor in The Handmaid's Tale with Boston Lyric Opera. In the 2017-18 season, he sang Borsa in Rigoletto with Michigan Opera Theatre, and joined Santa Fe Opera as Goro in Madama Butterfly and as Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos in the summer of 2018. He was also tenor soloist in a Bernstein centennial concert with Boston Pops Orchestra.

Recent engagements include the First Jew in Salome with Minnesota Orchestra, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor and Faninal’s Major-Domo in Der Rosenkavalier with Lyric Opera of Chicago; Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro with Boston Lyric Opera; Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day with Masterworks Chorale; The Dancing Master in Ariadne auf Naxos with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; and Verdi’s Requiem with Wichita Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. DiBattista’s opera highlights include performances as Esquire in Parsifal, Monsieur Taupe in Capriccio, and Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor with Lyric Opera of Chicago; Spoletta in Tosca at Tanglewood, David in Die Meistersinger, and Flavio in Norma with Boston Symphony Orchestra; Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Dr. Caius in Falstaff, Andrew Johnson in The Mother of Us All, Curley in Of Mice and Men, and Wesley in Central Park with Glimmerglass Opera; Eddie Fislinger in Elmer Gantry with Opera Omaha; Louis in Angels in America, Jack O’Brien in The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Xu Xian in Madame White Snake, Yarzhkin in The Nose, and Jack in Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage with Opera Boston; Steve in A Streetcar Named Desire with Virginia Opera; Camille in Thérèse Raquin with Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater; the title role in The Good Soldier Schweik with Long Beach Opera; Flute in A Midsummer Night's Dream with Boston Lyric Opera; Tinka in Il tabarro, Molqi in The Death of Klinghoffer, Dormouse/Mouse/Invisible Man in Alice in Wonderland, and Bégearss in The Ghosts of Versailles with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

Concert highlights include Britten's War Requiem with Dayton Philharmonic; Mozart's Requiem at the 100 Day Festival in Lisbon; Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Fresno Symphony, and Wichita Symphony; Carmina Burana with Wichita Symphony and New Orleans Opera; Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil at the Cincinnati May Festival; and Britten's Nocturne with Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra. As a recording artist, Mr. DiBattista can be heard as soloist in Samuel's Hyacinth from Apollo (Vienna Modern Masters), as the title role in Kamran Ince's Judgment of Midas (Albany Records), and as the Stage Manager in Ned Rorem’s Our Town (New World Records).


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