Vocalist - Tenor
Promusica Review | 'Messiah'
"As far as conveyance of meaning goes, soprano Sari Gruber and tenor Vale Rideout 'get it.' Their recitatives and arias were uninhibited, compelling and earnest."
Lynn Green, Columbus Dispatch
Lelia (Diane Alexander) and Nadir (Vale Rideout) star in the production of Bizet's The Pearl Fishers by Opera Columbus.
Georges Bizet's The Pearl Fishers
"Yet Vale Rideout met the challenges of this tenor role head-on. His Nadir was both vocally and dramatically dynamic."
Barbara Zuck, Columbus Dispatch
"Vale Rideout brought out the nervous energy that here characterizes McNamara ... " Read More...
Goerge Loomis, New York Sun
"Vale Rideout as Robert McNamara was pleasantly paced with fast talking and almost comedic elements, matched by Robert Orth as LBJ - who was much more the Texas slow talking, thoughtful character." Read More...
John Clare, Sequenza 21
President Lyndon B. Johnson, in center at right, meeting with advisers on Aug. 4, 1964.
"A haunted tenor voice (Vale Rideout) will sing out in Dallas on Thursday. It will lament that a terrible war was based on a hollow threat, and that millions might have died because of a 'mistake.'" Read More...
Daniel J. Wakin, International Herald Tribune
"Rounding out the principals is tenor Vale Rideout, who captures -- both in his acting and singing -- the homespun nature and elusive complexity of Sam Polk, Susannah's loving yet often drunken brother. Rideout brings an aptly folksy, understated vocal approach to the character." Read More...
Kyle MacMillan, Denver Post
"... Vale Rideout, superb vocally and sweetly sympathetic as her loving brother Sam." Read More...
Marc Shulgold, Rocky Mountain News
Central City Opera: "The Rape of Lucretia"
"... The excellent ... Vale Rideout [as Male Chorus]... helped to make the opera less static. ... The standout singing and acting of ... Rideout [kept it believable], as [an] elegant missionary clad in contemporary black, clutching books (New Testaments? history books? catechisms?) as [he] narrated and empathized."
Sarah Bryan Miller, Musical America
"Vale Rideout, making his company debut in this production, is superb as the prince Tamino. His voice is strong and supple, full of heroic confidence and yet capable of great delicacy -- his performance of Tamino's aria, 'Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon,' as his character falls in love at first sight of a picture of Pamina, was perfectly shaded with all the passion and wonder of first love." Read More...
James D. Watts Jr., Tulsa World
"Tenor Vale Rideout, also in a company debut, was an exuberant, clear-voiced Alfred." [DIE FLEDERMAUS - San Francisco Opera]
Georgia Rowe, Opera News
"Tenor Vale Rideout said he is looking forward to his first visit to Pensacola. He'll be joining the Choral Society of Pensacola and the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra as a featured soloist for the performance of the holiday favorite, Handel's 'Messiah.'" Read More...
Pensacola News Journal
"Vale Rideout as Romeo delivered his rich and comforting tenor from the onset with a radiant 'Ah! Leve-toi, soleil' ('Arise, o sun') aria, and kept vocally solid through his somber ode to death, 'Salut, tombeau' ('Hail, gloomy tomb'), nearly three hours later." [ROMEO ET JULIETTE - Opera Tampa]
Kurt Loft, Tampa Tribune
"... the results, performed here with infectious passion by the vibrant tenor Vale Rideout ... bespeak authenticity of the first order." [Levy's SHIR SHEL MOSHE (CD review) - BBC Singers/Kenneth Kiesler, conductor]
Opera News
"... with a gorgeous set ... expert direction ... strong conducting... and [a] piercing lead performance by ... Vale Rideout ... it felt like a major work on an intimate scale." [THE TENDER LAND - Bard SummerScape]
New Yorker
"Vale Rideout, an experienced singer of both musical theater and opera, conveyed the English text with clarity." [MESSIAH - Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and Chorus]
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
"Vale Rideout lent his firm tenor and good acting skills to Belmonte..." [DIE ENTFÜRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL - Ann Arbor Symphony]
Ann Arbor News
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