Matthew Cairns




One of CBC’s 2019 “30 Hot Classical Musicians Under 30,” Toronto-based tenor Matthew Cairns is making a name for himself as one of the most exciting young tenors on the rise. A current member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Mr. Cairns was recently seen as the Prince of Persia in Turandot, the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, Gamekeeper in Rusalka, and is covering Alfredo in La traviata. He’s performed Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi with the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, Liberto in The Coronation of Poppea with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and Detlef in The Student Prince at the Chautauqua Institution, where he placed first in its Sigma Alpha Iota Competition. Other roles include Count Belfiore in La finta giardiniera, Sam Kaplan in Street Scene, Sam Sharkey/Lumberjack in Paul Bunyan.

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