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Matthew DiBattista

Matthew DiBattista singing


American tenor Matthew DiBattista, whose vocal and acting abilities have been praised by outlets such as Opera News, is continually in demand on the world’s most prestigious stages. He has sung with conductors including Charles Dutoit, Andris Nelsons, Robert Shaw, and Andrew Davis. DiBattista has performed over 70 different roles to date, spanning the operatic repertoire. In 2024, DiBattista makes his San Francisco Opera debut as the Doctor in The Handmaid’s Tale. He has been on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera and performed several seasons with Lyric Opera of Chicago, singing Normano in Lucia di Lammermoor, Esquire in Parsifal, Faninal’s Major-Domo in Der Rosenkavalier, and others. Highlights from recent seasons include Triquet in Eugene Onegin, Goro in Madama Butterfly, and Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Santa Fe Opera; Beppe in I Pagliacci and Monostatos in The Magic Flute with Palm Beach Opera; the Madwoman in Curlew River with Enigma Chamber Opera; soloist in Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with the Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms Society, and the Captain in the Grammy nominated recording of Corigliano’s Lord of Cries with Odyssey Opera. Further performances include the Witch in Hänsel und Gretel, Triquet in Eugene Onegin, and Borsa in Rigoletto with Michigan Opera Theatre; Amrou in La Reine de Saba, and the Earl of Surrey in Saint-Saëns’ Henry VIII with Odyssey Opera; the Doctor in Poul Ruders’ The Handmaid’s Tale; Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro, and Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Boston Lyric Opera. Other successes include collaborations with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood, Glimmerglass Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Cincinnati May Festival, New Orleans Opera, Opera Omaha, Tulsa Opera, Opera Boston, Virginia Opera, Opera Colorado, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where he has appeared for nine seasons as principal artist.

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