Matthew White Headshot


American tenor Matthew White, whom the New York Classical Review said had a “distinctive tenor [with a] dark and powerful lyric sound,” recently made critically acclaimed debuts as Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juiliette with Cincinnati Opera, the Duke in Rigoletto with Edmonton Opera, and Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with the Princeton Festival. In the 2021-2022 season, Mr. White joins Michigan Opera Theatre as Rodolfo in Yuval Sharon’s new production of La bohème, told in reverse; the production will later play at the Spoleto Festival USA. He also sang Don José in Carmen with Arizona Opera, Lancelot in Chausson’s Le roi Arthus with Bard SummerScape, and will play Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance with Cincinnati Opera in the summer of 2022. Previous engagements include Pinkerton in Madam Butterfly with Tulsa Opera, Rodolfo in La bohème with Opera Naples, and the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Florida Orchestra. He also enjoyed touring with “The Bad Boys of Opera” at various venues. Mr. White was selected to compete in the 2019 Operalia Competition in Prague. He was awarded the Grand Prize of the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, first place in the Deborah Voigt International Vocal Competition, second place in the Metropolitan Opera Mid-Atlantic region, the Grand Prize in the Mario Lanza Vocal Competition, an Encouragement Award from the George London Foundation, 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.