With his thrilling coloratura, impeccable artistry, critically and popularly acclaimed operatic and oratorio performances worldwide, 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. Further performances in Frankfurt include 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 Opernhaus Frankfurt in February 2019 with songs of Schubert, Beethoven and Britten. Also in Spring 2019, Matthew makes his debut with Orchester La Cetra as the tenor soloist in a performance of Bach's Johannes Passion in Basel, Switzerland, led by musical director Andrea Marcon. This follows his debut with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra in another concert performance of Bach’s St. John Passion.