Symphony Pops, Vocalist - Tenor
About

Described as “brilliant” by Opera News, tenor Matthew DiBattista has performed on both the operatic and concert stage with such conductors as James Conlon, Seiji Ozawa, Keith Lockhart, and Robert Shaw in the United States, Italy, France, and Portugal. His 2014-15 season engagements include returning to Long Beach Opera as Camille Raquin in Picker’s Thérèse Raquin, and making his debut with Chicago Opera Theater in that same role; singing as soloist in Britten’s War Requiem with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra; with Boston Modern Orchestra Project in Moravec’s “Blizzard Voices” (also recorded); a return to Tulsa Opera as Curley in Floyd’s Of Mice and Men, and to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for its production of Capriccio.

Posted: Feb-18-2015
Latest Acclaim

“Matthew Di Battista was ideal casting as the lame, gullible Camille. The tenor brought an affecting, nice-guy persona to the role and showed a dauntingly powerful voice that belied his short stature. He threw out resounding top notes and tackled the stratospheric tessitura of Camille’s ghost with striking ease and agility.”

— Chicago Classical Review
Posted: Feb-21-2015