Vocalist - Baritone

Hailed by the critic of the New York Times for a voice that is "fully powered and persuasively expressive”, baritone Matthew Worth is a frequent performer of both contemporary opera and innovative new productions alike. He recently created the title role in David T. Little’s critically acclaimed opera JFK with Fort Worth Opera, for which Opera News praised him: “In appearance and voice, Matthew Worth, as JFK, has the All-American charisma and power you expect from a twentieth-century president.” Among his engagements in the 2019-20 season is the title role of Stewart Wallace’s Harvey Milk with Opera Parallèle.

Mr. Worth’s engagements in the 2018-19 season included Gioacchino in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Boston Lyric Opera, and reprisals of the Narrator in Richard Danielpour’s The Passion of Yeshua with UCLA Orchestra and Chorus and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under JoAnn Falletta. In the 2017-18 season, he reprised the role of JFK with Opéra de Montréal, and sang "Arias & Barcarolles" at the New York Festival of Song; An Algerian in Luigi Nono's Intolleranza 1960 at Carnegie Hall; The Passion of Yeshua with the Oregon Bach Festival; and Hannah Before in Laura Kaminsky's As One with Cincinnati Opera. In the 2016-17 season, Mr. Worth sang the Young Monk in Scott Wheeler’s Naga, part of Cerise Jacobs’ epic Ouroboros Trilogy, with Beth Morrison Projects; Lieutenant Audebert in Tomer Zvulun’s award winning production of Silent Night with Atlanta Opera; Fauré’s Requiem with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Donald Runnicles; and Britten’s War Requiem with Kent Tritle at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.

Mr. Worth recently debuted with the Colorado Symphony in Carmina Burana, and with the Aspen Music Festival singing Saariaho's Cinq Reflets with Robert Spano. He also made his house and role debut with Opera Birmingham in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Green Sneakers, and sang in the southeastern premiere of David T. Little’s Soldier Songs in his Atlanta Opera debut.

Mr. Worth’s other notable roles include Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette), Valentin (Faust), Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos), and Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia). He has performed leading roles at Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Castleton Festival, Tanglewood Festival, Pittsburgh Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and under the baton of conductors such as Lorin Maazel and Sir Andrew Davis.

Mr. Worth is a committed recitalist and active concert soloist. He performed Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and was praised by the New York Times as “simply superb, singing with exquisite sensitivity”. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem under James DePriest while still a student at the Juilliard Opera Center. He made his Alice Tully Hall debut with the Richmond Choral Society in Carmina Burana and has since been featured in concerts with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra, and has performed with conductors Donald Runnicles, Robert Spano and James Conlon.  


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