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.  

Mr. Rideout's engagements in the 2017-18 season included performing Hades in the premiere of Julian Wachner's REV 23 with the Boston New Music Festival; joining the Florentine Opera Company for their production of The Merry Widow as Camille; performing as soloist in Bach's St. Matthew's Passion with The Arcadia Chorale and Wilkes University Chorus, and joining the New York Festival of Song for their Bernstein "Marathon." This season, Mr. Rideout returns to Florentine Opera as Villers in Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players, is soloist in Britten's War Requiem with the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra, and is soloist in Carmina Burana with the North Carolina Symphony. 

In the 2016-17 season, Mr. Rideout was Mime in Das Rheingold with North Carolina Opera, the title role in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with the Washington Chorus at the Kennedy Center, Hades in the world premiere of Julian Wachner’s Rev. 23 at Prototype Festival, and returned to Opera America’s New Works Forum with performances at New York Town Hall. He was also soloist in the world premiere of Joseph Vella’s The Hyland Mass at St. Patrick’s Catherdral in New York, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Winston-Salem Symphony, Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 5 at Trinity Wall Street New York, Carmina Burana with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with Symphony Silicon Valley, and Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette with Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Rideout’s engagements in the 2015-16 season included singing the title role in Stewart Copleland’s The Invention of Morel, the main antagonist in Lash’s Beowulf for Opera America’s New Opera Showcase, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte in a return to Opera Coeur d’Alene, Alfred in Die Fledermaus with New Orleans Opera, Missa solemnis at Dallas’ Highland Park Presbyterian Church, and Les noces at New York’s Trinity Wall Street.  

As soloist, Mr. Rideout’s recent concert engagements included Britten’s War Requiem with the Washington Chorus, Mendelssohn’s St. Paul with New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall, and Berlioz’ La damnation de Faust with Richmond Symphony Orchestra. He has sung Messiah with Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Haydn’s Paukenmesse with Berkshire Choral Festival; and with conductor Lorin Maazel he has sung Britten’s War Requiem with the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Symphonica Toscanini in Rome and Brussels.  

Mr. Rideout’s recent operatic roles included Alfredo in La traviata with Eugene Opera, Davey Palmer in Dove’s Siren Song with Hawaii Opera Theater, Oedipus at Rutgers University, and Romeo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette with Kentucky Opera. He has sung the role of Alfred with San Francisco Opera, Tamino and Roderick in Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher with Nashville Opera, the title role in Faust with Opera Tampa, Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles with Hawaii Opera Theatre, and Edgar in Der Vampyr with American Symphony Orchestra. With Central City Opera he has performed as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Stage Manager in Rorem’s Our Town, and Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw (Boston Lyric Opera as well).  

Vale Rideout can be heard on his debut solo recording Britten & Finzi Song Cycles, and as Edgar in the recently released, Grammy awarded recording of Floyd’s Wuthering Heights with Florentine Opera. He is also featured in the Grammy awarded recordings of Aldridge’s Elmer Gantry as Frank Shallard, and Davis’ Rio de Sangre as Igneo with Florentine Opera, the Grammy nominated recording of Stucky’s August 4th, 1964 with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under Jaap Van Zweden, John Musto’s The Inspector as Tancredi withWolf Trap Opera, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, and Carmina Burana with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.    


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