Vocalist - Baritone
About

Hailed by the New York Times for a voice that is "fully powered and persuasively expressive”, Matthew Worth is quickly becoming the baritone of choice for innovative productions and contemporary works on the operatic leading edge. In 2013 he created the role of Father Flynn in the world premiere of Doubt at Minnesota Opera. The Pioneer Press raved, “Matthew Worth matches her [soprano Christine Brewer as Sister Aloysius] with a note-perfect performance as Father Flynn. A baritone asked to traverse a tremendous expanse in this role, both musically and in characterization, Worth makes him complex and fascinating, charismatic and conflicted." In summer of 2015 he makes his Chautauqua Opera debut as the title role in Eugene Onegin. In the 2015-16 season he is soloist in David T. Little’s Soldier Song in his Atlanta Opera debut; performs the title role in composer Little and librettist Royce Vavrek’s JFK in its premiere with Fort Worth Opera; and as Young Monk in Naga, a world premiere with Beth Morrison Projects.

Posted: May-26-2015
Latest News
Classical MPR's John Birge talked about Mozart's comedy with conductor Christopher Franklin, and hosted an in-studio performance by baritone Matthew Worth. You can hear their conversation here.
Posted: Sep-27-2011
Latest Acclaim

“Matthew Worth sings Raymond, the time bomb who has been turned into an assassin. Worth’s baritone conveys the tightly wound, damaged mind of the ex-soldier yet was also plaintive and lyrical when recalling his youthful meeting with his bride-to-be, Jocelyn.”

— Classical Review
Posted: Mar-13-2015
Latest Recording

Stephen Hartke's The Greater Good was commissioned by Glimmerglass Opera, and is a strikingly original contribution to the operatic repertory. Based on an iconic short story by Maupassant set during the immediate aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War, The Greater Good is notable for its sure-footed dramatic pacing and astute use of different techniques and subtle references to a variety of musical styles in order to portray the characters in a variety of moods and situations. This is the opera's world premiere recording.

Posted: Jun-18-2007
Latest Video
Posted: Oct-3-2011