Described as “brilliant” by Opera News, tenor Matthew DiBattista is in demand on some of the world’s most prestigious stages. He has sung with such conductors as Charles Dutoit, Sir Andrew Davis, James Conlon, Seiji Ozawa, Keith Lockhart, and Robert Shaw.
In the 2017-18 season, Mr. DiBattista made debuts with Michigan Opera Theatre as Borsa in Rigoletto, the Santa Fe Opera as Goro in Madama Butterfly, and Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos. His 2018-19 season includest Triquet in Eugene Onegin and the Witch in Hansel und Gretel with Michigan Opera Theatre, soloist in Britten’s War Requiem with the Wichita Symphony, and the Doctor in Poul Ruder’s The Handmaid’s Tale with Boston Lyric Opera.
Recent engagements include a debut with Minnesota Orchestra as the First Jew in Salome, Normano in Lucia di Lammermoor with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro with Boston Lyric Opera, his return to Lyric Opera of Chicago as Faninal’s Major-Domo in Der Rosenkavalier, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos, and soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to performances with Lyric Opera of Chicago (Parsifal, Capriccio), Mr. DiBattista has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Die Meistersinger, Tosca, Norma), Glimmerglass Opera (Central Park, Falstaff), Opera Boston (Angels in America, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, The Nose, Midsummer’s Dream), Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater (Thérèse Raquin, The Good Soldier Schweik), Boston Lyric Opera (Madama Butterfly, Midsummer Night’s Dream) and as principal artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (including Pagliacci, The Death of Klinghoffer, The Magic Flute, The Ghosts of Versailles).
He has won great acclaim in a tour de force assignment — the four servants in Les contes d’Hoffmann (performances in Miami, Denver, Boston, St. Louis, Palm Beach).