Matthew’s recent operatic engagements have included covering several roles in the Royal Opera House’s production of Shostakovich’s The Nose, Ford (Falstaff) for Opera Project, Blasio in Salieri's The School of Jealousy for Bampton Classical Opera, Macbeth (Macbeth) for Kentish Opera, Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Leporello (Don Giovanni) both for Diva Opera and Iago (Ernani) for the Chelsea Opera Group. He has worked extensively for English Touring Opera, performing the role of Cross Crosshaulsen in their Olivier Award Winning production of Britten’s Paul Bunyan and also Armando (Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais) and Pietro (Simon Boccanegra). Other engagements have included Sid (Albert Herring) for Mid Wales Opera, Marcello (La bohème) for Vignette Productions, Lyric Opera Ireland and Charles Court Opera, and Man in Scottish Opera’s new work Last one out.
Matthew completed the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2010, studying with John Evans and began his vocal training with Wynford Evans at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he specialised in composition. Whilst training, he performed Schaunard (La bohème) for British Youth Opera (2010) and at GSMD roles included Sid, Eustachio (L’assedio di Calais), and Mill (Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio).
Concert engagements have included Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Haydn’s Creation in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Brahms’ Ein deutches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, and Winchester, Worcester, St. Albans and Norwich Cathedrals.
Current and future engagements include the Tonio and Alfio in Kentish Opera's double bill of Pagliacci & Cavalleria Rusticana, the title role in Don Giovanni for Headfirst Productions, a variety of Oratorio engagements, and a return to Scottish Opera in January 2018.