Matthew Cairns




One of CBC’s 2019 ‘30 Hot Classical Musicians Under 30,’ Canadian Matthew Cairns is making a name for himself as one of the most exciting tenors on the rise.

In the 2023/24 season, Mr. Cairns makes his Wagner debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Walther von der Vogelweide in Tannhäuser. He then performs in Bravissimo Opera’s Greatest Hits concert with the Canadian Opera Company and makes his debut in France as Nicias in Thaïs with Opéra de Toulon. Finally, he returns to the Metropolitan Opera to cover Leonard in Kevin Puts’ new opera, The Hours.

In his first year in the Lindemann Young Artists Program, Mr. Cairns made his Metropolitan Opera debut as the Messenger in Aida and covered Bob Boles in Peter Grimes. He also performed as Macduff in Macbeth at the Canadian Opera Company and Don José in Carmen at Des Moines Metro Opera.

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