Vocalist - Tenor

American tenor Vale Rideout has garnered critical acclaim for his musical artistry and superb stagecraft throughout the United States and Europe. Possessed of both a beautiful instrument and an ability to consistently deliver passionate, energetic performances, he is equally in demand for leading tenor roles from the standard repertory to contemporary works. The Colorado native can be heard on live recordings of Rio de sangre (Albany Records, Grammy Award nomination), as Frank Shallard in Elmer Gantry (on Naxos, two Grammy awards, and voted No. 1 by Opera News “Best of the Year”), and Wuthering Heights (in its premiere recording), all three produced by Florentine Opera. He is the tenor soloist in a live recording of Carmina Burana with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. He can also be heard on the Newport Classics recording of The Ballad of Baby Doe, the world premiere recording of Kurt Weill’s The Eternal Road, and David Schiff’s Gimpel the Fool (both on Naxos). He is featured on the live recording of The Inspector by John Musto, at Wolf Trap Foundation, and sings the role of Robert MacNamara in Steven Stucky’s August 4th, 1964 with Jaap Van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, released on the DSO Live label and nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award.

Posted: Sep-21-2015
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The recording of Milwaukee's Florentine Opera Company's production of Elmer Gantry was named the top opera CD of 2011 by Opera News. Vale Rideout sings the role of Frank Shallard, and Heather Buck sings Lulu Baines.
Posted: Dec-20-2011
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"Tenor Vale Rideout has a bright Italian sound, combined with enough heldentenor overtones, to match the other three singers."

— Theater Jones
Posted: Jan-14-2016
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Two of the major 20th century song cycles for tenor, performed by Vale Rideout on his debut solo recording. Mr. Rideout has won accolades for his “mellifluous” tone and “riveting” stage presence exploring oratorio, concert and opera scores, and bringing them to life. He excels at the fine details of art song, and is right at home with the British masters.

Posted: Nov-1-2015
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Posted: Jan-27-2016