After numerous successful debuts in Die Zauberflöte, Oedipus Rex and Die Lustige Witwe, Matthew Swensen will make his recital debut at Opernhaus Frankfurt on 04 February 2019. Accompanied by pianist Hilko Dumko, they will present a Lieder and Song program of composers Britten, Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann.
Already an accomplished recitalist, recent performances include two performances of Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin at Lincoln Center at the Eastman School of Music, after being awarded first prize in the Jesse Kneisel Lieder Competition. He recently performed Britten’s Canticles I and II with Roger Vingoles in Paul Recital Hall at the Juilliard School with counter tenor Jakub Jozef Orlinski.
Matthew sings Bach’s St. John Passion with Orchester La Cetra and Andrea Marcon. A one night only concert in Martinskirche Basel. Tickets on sale now …
Opernhaus Frankfurt Presents: Die Lustige Witwe
December 15th | 2019
Matthew makes his debut as Camille de Rosillon in Frankfurt’s production of Die Lustige Witwe. Two people, who were a couple many years ago but were prevented from marrying because of their standings in society: the tenant farmer's daughter Hanna and Graf Danilo. Vanities, old wounds and gaps in their life stories prevent them from being reunited when they next meet – but they do, in the end. Claus Guth lets the turbulent action shimmer, ambiguously, as a play within a play. Dance, and Lehár's score, with one highlight after the other, reign supreme.
“Matthew Swensen as Camille de Rosillon, was excellently done and with a lot of melting in his voice (also with classy high notes). ”