Matthew Grills makes his company debut in Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, appearing as Belmonte. Recent appearances include Tobias in San Francisco Opera’s production of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and a debut with Seattle Opera as Almaviva in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. He recently returned to Bayerische Staatsoper as a member of the company’s ensemble, where his roles included the roles of Pedrillo in The Abduction from the Seraglio, Brighella in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos as well as Kedril in Janacek’s From the House of the Dead, Danieli in Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes, and Vierter Knappe in Wagner’s Parsifal, all new productions.
Last season, he made a company and role debut at the Opéra national de Lorraine as Idreno in Rossini’s Semiramide, joined the Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra in Seoul, Korea for Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, and returned to the States as Pedrillo in The Abduction from the Seraglio with Atlanta Opera. He also joined the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra as David, Jeremiah, and the Voice of God in Weill’s The Road of Promise with Kristjan Järvi conducting at the Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau.
Mr. Grills is the unprecedented winner of both the grand prize in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and first prize in the Lotte Lenya Competition in the same year, 2012. The tenor holds a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Music from The Boston Conservatory.
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