Tenor / 2011-2012 Florentine Opera Studio Artist
Matthew was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. He trained at the Eastman School of Music where he performed several roles including Charles Guiteau in Assassins, the teapot in L'enfant et les sortilèges, and Tapioca in L'ètoile. During the summers of 2006 and 2007, Matthew performed twelve supporting and lead roles with the College Light Opera Company including Cacambo in Candide, Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance, and Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore. After spending some time abroad, Matthew moved to Milwaukee to continue his vocal studies. He has spent the past two years singing with various local ensembles including the Florentine Opera Chorus, teaching private voice lessons, and working as a ballroom instructor at East Towne Ballrooms. The 2011-2012 season is Mr. Richardson's second as a member of the Florentine Opera Studio Artist Program. He was recently seen on the Florentine stage as Señor Marcos in the world premiere of Río de Sangre and as Shepherd/Sailor in a double-bill of Blow's Venus & Adonis and Purcell's Dido & Aeneas.