With his thrilling coloratura, impeccable artistry, critically and popularly acclaimed operatic and oratorio performances, tenor Matthew Swensen has quickly established himself as a rising talent in the classical music world through his "joyful, lyric singing."
The 2018/19 season begins with Matthew Swensen's debut as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at Oper Frankfurt, followed by another role debut as Camille in Lehar's Die Lustige Witwe, a new double-bill production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, and as Flavio in Bellini's Norma with Elza van den Heever in the title role. He will be the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Residenz Kammer-Orchester München and the Augsburger Domsingknaben. He will make his European recital debut at Oper Frankfurt in February 2019, followed by his debut with Andrea Marcon and Barokensemble La Cetera in Bach's Johannespassion in April 2019.
Handel Messiah In September 2019
February 09 | 2019
Following a successful debut at the Frauenkirche in Günzburg, Matthew Swensen reunites with the Augsburger Domsingknaben and the Residenz Kammer Orchester München for another performance of Handel’s Messiah, in the Heilgegeist Kirche of Augsburg.
Serenade to Music
To mark the close of an outstanding 13-season tenure as Music Director of the Rochester Philharmonic, Christopher Seaman leads his orchestra in a programme of music which he holds especially dear: Vaughan Williams' ‘London' Symphony and the ‘Serenade to Music', the latter with singers from Mercury Opera Rochester. Henry Wood commissioned Vaughan Williams to compose the Serenade to be premiered at a concert marking Wood’s 50th anniversary on the podium. Vaughan Williams dedicated it to Sir Henry, “in grateful recognition of his services to music.”