With a “voice of exceptional dramatic flair and excellent tone,” Tenor Matthew Anderson is a versatile and compelling performer of opera, oratorio, and musical theater.
An accomplished interpreter of the music of Bach, Matthew sings regularly as a soloist in Boston’s renowned Emmanuel Music Bach Cantata Series. He has been a featured soloist at the Aldeburgh, Carmel Bach, and Baldwin Wallace Bach Festivals. He has received particular acclaim for his portrayals of the Evangelists in Bach’s Passions, which he has performed throughout North America. Matthew is a prizewinner in the American Bach Society and Oratorio Society of New York Solo Competitions.
Recent performances from Matthew’s varied repertoire include the Boston premiere of Galina Grigorjeva’s On Leaving with the Boston Symphony, Handel’s Acis and Galatea (Damon) with the Mark Morris Dance Group; Scarlatti’s La Caduta de’ Decemviri with ACRONYM at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Bach’s Coffee Cantata with Boston Baroque; Mozart’s Requiem with the National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall; Stravinsky’s Renard at Tanglewood; and Handel’s Messiah with the Masterwork Chorus at Carnegie Hall.
Also recognized as a gifted performer of the American songbook, Matthew recently joined Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for their Bernstein Centennial Tribute at Boston Symphony Hall. In previous seasons, he has appeared with the Pops in Carousel (as Mr. Snow) and in celebrations of the music of Richard Rodgers and Cole Porter.
Matthew studied classics at Harvard and voice at the New England Conservatory. He spent two seasons as a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and was a Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow with Emmanuel Music. He also trained in the James Collier Apprentice Artist Program at Des Moines Metro Opera, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, and the Cincinnati Opera Resident Ensemble. Matthew is a Kansas native and lives in Boston with his husband John and daughter Nora.