Kenneth Mattice, Baritone
2006 – 2008
KENNETH MATTICE made his international debut in 2014-15, joining Germany’s Theater Hagen as their principal baritone. In the 2014/15 season he performs Valentin (Faust), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Don Fernando (Fidelio) and Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Die Spinnen, die Römer).
In the 2013-14 season Mr. Mattice made his German operatic debut with Oper Dortmund as Larry King in the Continental Premier production of Anna Nicole, and created the role of the Bank Examiner in the World Premiere of Carson Kievman’s opera Fairy Tales: Songs of the Dandelion Woman in Miami. 2012-13 season’s engagements included creating the title role in the World Premiere of Carson Kievman’s Hamlet in Miami, a house debut with Opera Delaware as Silvio in Pagliacci, a concert with the Falmouth Chorale & Orchestra, and appearing as Figaro (The Barber of Seville) for Vero Beach Opera and First Coast Opera.
Performances for Mr. Mattice in 2011-12 include the role of Figaro (The Barber of Seville) with Florida Opera Theater, Baron Douphol (La traviata) with Lyric Opera Baltimore, Dandini (La Cenerentola) with Union Avenue Opera, Phoebus (The Fairy Queen) with Big Apple Baroque, and Gugliemo (Cosi fan tutte) for Opera Providence. In April of 2011, he traveled to Italy to perform Petruccio (La Bisbetica Domata) for
Festival Internazionale della Cultura. On the concert stage, he was a featured soloist in Providence Opera’s Money and Madness.
During the 2010 – 2011 season, Mr. Mattice appeared in Dido and Aeneas for the Macau International Music Festival in Macau, China. Engagements for the 2009 – 2010 season included the role of the Marquis (La traviata) in Northhampton, Massachusetts and Figaro (The Barber of Seville) in Modesto, California. On the concert stage, Mr. Mattice was a soloist at the Egyptian Theater in Boise, Idaho for their season opening concert, and appeared in recital with former resident Rochelle Bard in Tolland, Connecticut.
While a member of Opera San José’s resident company, Mr. Mattice performed the roles of Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Albert (Werther), Marullo (Rigoletto), and Papageno (The Magic Flute) during the 2007 – 2008 season. Mr. Mattice made his debut as a principal member of OSJ’s resident company in 2006 – 2007, appearing as Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette), Figaro (The Barber of Seville), Germont (La traviata) and Sharpless (Madama Butterfly).
Before joining Opera San José, Mr. Mattice peformed Malatesta (Don Pasquale) with the Newton Symphony (Boston) and Schaunard (La bohème) with Baltimore Opera. In 2005, as a Studio Artist for Baltimore Opera, he sang Belcore (L’elsir d’amore), Silvio (I Pagliacci), Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro), and Hermann (Les Contes d’Hoffman). Other past appearances include Escamillo (Carmen) at the Ravinia Festival, and the title roles in Don Giovanni and Gianni Schicchi for the Opera Institute at Boston University. He has also performed with Chicago Opera Theater, Chautauqua Opera, the Pine Mountain Music Festival, Opera Theatre North and Opera Quad Cities.
Mr. Mattice was recently named a winner in the Palm Beach Opera Competition, the Bel Canto Italian Opera Competition, and the Opera Quad Cities Competition. He was also a Finalist in the Liederkranz Competition, the Friends of Austria Competition and the Classical Singer Convention Competition, and a Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, New England Region.
For more information, please visit Mr. Mattice’s website.