Vocalist - Tenor
About

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
Latest News
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
Latest Acclaim

"Four excellent vocal soloists — the soprano Sarah Brailey, the mezzo-soprano Melissa Attebury, the tenor Vale Rideout and the bass-baritone Dashon Burton — sat in the first pew of the church until their moment came in the last movement, when they rose to face the audience, seated right before them, and sang splendidly. I have seldom been so swept away by the 'Ode to Joy' choral finale. At the end, the ovation was tremendous."

— New York Times
Posted: May-22-2016
Latest Recording

The operas of Carlisle Floyd are some of the most performed of living American opera composers. This is the world premiere recording of Floyd’s opera, Wuthering Heights, which was first performed in 1958 by the Santa Fe Opera, but has never been recorded until now. This recording was made by the Florentine Opera in January 2015, with the composer acting as artistic advisor.

Posted: Jun-10-2016
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Posted: Jan-27-2016