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.
Artist's website: www.matthewlau.com