Artist's website: www.matthewchellis.com
Career highlights have included Tamino in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Don Ottavio in DON GIOVANNI, Baron Lummer in INTERMEZZO, Trouffaldino in THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES, Thespis / Mercure in PLATÉE, Ugone in FLAVIO, Cascada in THE MERRY WIDOW (Live from Lincoln Center telecast), the Chevalier in THE DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES, Don Anchises the Podestà in LA
"This is one of the most demanding high lyric tenor roles in opera, and Chellis managed it with aplomb, including a bucket of high C's."
FINTA GIARDINIERA, and Nanki-Poo in THE MIKADO with New York City Opera;Almaviva in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA and Reverend Samuel Parris in THE CRUCIBLE with Chautauqua Opera; the Duke in RIGOLETTO with Greensboro Opera and the Teatro Colón de Bogotá (Colombia); Roméo in ROMÉO ET JULIETTE with Shreveport Opera; Ernesto in DON PASQUALE with Calgary Opera and Edmonton Opera; Ramiro in LA CENERENTOLA with Opéra de Québec and Calgary Opera; Tamino in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE and Tebaldo in I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI with Atlanta Opera; Henrik in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with Utah Opera and Chautauqua Opera; Andres in WOZZECK with Dallas Opera; Pedrillo in DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL with Washington Opera; Frederic in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE and Brighella / Tanzmeister in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with Indianapolis Opera; Nemorino in L'ELISIR D'AMORE and Almaviva in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with Lake George Opera; Tamino in THE MAGIC FLUTE with Syracuse Opera; Little Bat in SUSANNAH with Bohème Opera New Jersey; Brighella in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with Tulsa Opera; the Devil in Heinrich Sutermeister's DIE SCHWARZE SPINNE with Gotham Chamber Opera; Ottavio in DON JUAN IN PRAGUE with New Opera Works at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and in Prague, Czech Republic; and the title role in CANDIDE with Michigan Theater. Concert highlights have included MESSIAH with Boston's Handel & Haydn Society (conducted by Christopher Hogwood), the National Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Nicholas McGegan), and the Masterwork Chorus at Carnegie Hall; Iago in Rossini's OTELLO and Rodrigo in Rossini's LA DONNA DEL LAGO with the Caramoor Festival; and a POPS CONCERT with the National Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Leonard Slatkin).