Tenor Matthew White recently made his critically acclaimed debut as Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with the Princeton Festival. As a fourth year Resident Artist at Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts, Mr. White’s 2018-2019 season includes performances of Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, the Prince in Rusalka, and Roberto in Puccini’s Le Villi.
Highlights of recent seasons include role debuts as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, the title role in Massenet’s Werther, Avito in Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re, and Faust in Lili Boulanger’s Faust et Helene at the Academy of Vocal Arts; Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Maine, (formally PORTopera); as well as debuts with Palm Beach Opera and Vero Beach Opera. Concert credits include performances with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra and Ocean City Pops and the Longfellow Chorus Festival.
A favorite of competitions, Mr. White was awarded the Grand Prize of the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, 1st place in the Deborah Voigt International Vocal Competition, 2nd place in the Metropolitan Opera Mid-Atlantic region, the Grand Prize in the Mario Lanza Vocal Competition and is the recipient of the Alfonso Cavaliere Award. He has participated in the training programs of Bel Canto at Caramoor, PORTopera, and Seagle Music Colony.
A trained violinist, Mr. White is also an avid surfer and runs his own surfboard business, which currently has clients around the globe.