Vocalist - Baritone
|Hailed by the Dallas Morning News for his "dashing, fine bright baritone" and the New York Times for a voice that is "fully powered and persuasively expressive," Matthew Worth was recently the featured "Sound Bites" artist in Opera News, and is enjoying successes on both the operatic and concert stages, in all styles from the Renaissance to new repertoire.|
“Vocal highlights abound: Worth and Eddy in their love duet, ‘This heart I give you.’”
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.
Performers: Caroline Worra (Soprano), John DeHaan (Tenor), Christine Abraham (Mezzo Soprano), Andrew Wentzel (Bass Baritone), Matthew Worth (Baritone), Jeanine Thames (Soprano), Dorothy Byrne (Mezzo Soprano), Jill Gardner (Soprano), Elaine Alvarez (Soprano), Christopher Burchett (Baritone)
Conductor: Stewart Robertson
Ensemble: Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra
Notes: Alice Busch Opera Theater, Cooperstown, NY (07/30/2006 - 08/15/2006)
Running Time: 142 min. 31 sec.
Venue: Alice Busch Opera Theater, Cooperstown, NY