Artist's website: www.matthewlau.com
Career highlights have included the title role in DON PASQUALE and Sulpice in LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT with Arizona Opera; Figaro in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and Padre Guardiano in LA FORZA DEL DESTINO with Sarasota Opera; Mustafà in L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI with Anchorage Opera; Osmin in DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL with Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Opera New Jersey; the title role in DON PASQUALE with Toledo Opera; Daland in DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER and Basilio in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with Nashville Opera;
“Only Lau, whose bass-baritone enfolds us like a black velvet cloak, has a voice that's big and rich enough to be truly compelling in this setting.”
--Kevin Nance, The Tennessean
Colline in LA BOHÈME with New York City Opera and Opera Omaha; Méphistophélès in FAUST, Olin Blitch in SUSANNAH, Reverend Hale in THE CRUCIBLE, and Frère Laurent in ROMÉO ET JULIETTE with Dicapo Opera Theatre; Banquo in MACBETH, Oroveso in NORMA, and Leporello in DON GIOVANNI with Des Moines Metro Opera; Bartolo in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with Kentucky Opera, Lake George Opera, and Syracuse Opera; the Old Hebrew in SAMSON ET DALILA and Rambaldo in LA RONDINE with Atlanta Opera; Don Magnifico in LA CENERENTOLA with Orlando Opera, Nevada Opera, Lake George Opera, Kentucky Opera, New Jersey Opera, and Opera Fairbanks; Don Alfonso in COSÌ FAN TUTTE with Opera Memphis; the title role in THE MIKADO with Nevada Opera; the Four Villains in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN with Opera North; Sarastro in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE with Tulsa Opera; Nourabad in LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES with Portland Opera; Roucher in ANDREA CHÉNIER with the Opera Company of Philadelphia; Truffaldin in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with Opera Colorado; Lieutenant Ratcliff in BILLY BUDD with Seattle Opera; Bartolo in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA and the Speaker in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE with Minnesota Opera; Bartolo in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Frid in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and Benoit / Alcindoro in LA BOHÈME with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Baron Zeta in THE MERRY WIDOW, the Sacristan in TOSCA, and Reverend Baines in ELMER GANTRY with Florentine Opera; Dottore Grenvil in LA TRAVIATA and Foltz in DIE MEISTERSINGER with Lyric Opera of Chicago; Raimondo in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Sarastro in THE MAGIC FLUTE, and Colline in LA BOHÈME with Pensacola Opera; Bartolo in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO with Boston Lyric Opera; and Papageno in THE MAGIC FLUTE with New York City Opera. Concert highlights have included Douglas in LA DONNA DEL LAGO and Wurm in LUISA MILLER with Washington Concert Opera.