Recently seen at the Florentine Opera as Goro in Madama Butterfly, Mr. Morgan is a champion of American opera and musical theatre.
Having the distinction of making debuts at three of the four theaters at New York’s Lincoln Center, Matt Morgan is rapidly establishing himself as the tenor to watch. His New York debut came as Don Gomez in Weber’s Die drei Pintos with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra. The very same season, his New York City Opera debut occurred in the world premiere of Charles Wuorinen’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Following these successes, Mr. Morgan debuted with the National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall as the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah. In the 2013-2014 season Mr. Morgan appears with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance in their season opening spectacular singing the West Side Story Suite and selections from Candide. He will also celebrate Britten’s 100th birthday by making his debut with the Sarasota Ballet singing Britten’s Les Illumination. Mr. Morgan continues his season with a return to the Jacksonville Symphony for their production of Le Nozze di Figaro, the creation of the role of Marco Polo in Stella Sung’s The Red Silk Thread, and a return to Britten’s Les Illuminations with the Sir Frederick Ashton Festival. Upcoming performances include his company and role debut with the Florentine Opera as Eddie Fislinger in Elmer Gantry, Handel’s Messiah with the Boise Philharmonic, and a return to the Allegheny Valley Concert Association for concerts of Italian and Musical Theatre favorites. For the 2012-2013 season Mr. Morgan made his role and company debut in the title role of Candide with Amarillo Opera, makes his debut with the Boise Philharmonic as the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah, and returns for the 3rd consecutive season to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra for Verdi’s Otello. He continues to diversify his exciting career as vocal director for productions of Beauty and the Beast and Bloody bloody Andrew Jackson. He will be a featured teacher for Command Performance Broadway Intensive as well as a Master Class presenter for both the North Florida NATS, Southeastern Louisiana University, and at Players by the Sea Theater School. In the 2011-2012 season Mr. Morgan returns to Avery Fisher Hall as the tenor soloist in Jazzetti’s Il profilo della vita e della fede attraverso le note, the Jacksonville Symphony as the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah and as the featured soloist for their New Years Eve concert. Additionally he debuts with the Dayton Philharmonic as the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah, performs the role of Max in Lend me a Tenor alongside television legend Jamie Farr, returns to the role of Tamino in the Magic Flute in Santa Fe with Maestro Joe Illick, returns to off-broadway in the Title role in the premiere of Big Jim and the small time investors, makes his New Jersey Symphony Orchestra debut as the tenor soloist in their Gilbert and Sullivan Gala, and headlines the major Italian festivals of Milwuakee, Tampa, and Vandergrift.
He has performed at New York City Opera for four consecutive seasons to great audience and critical acclaim in a variety of repertoire ranging from Rameau’s Platee to works of the 20th century. Most recently he appeared in their new production of The Pirates of Penzance where Mr. Morgan was as an “endearing and loveable” Frederick “with the right hero looks and a wonderful tenor voice”. Among his many appearances at Lincoln Center his other New York successes include his remarkable portrayal of Britten’s anti-hero in Gotham Chamber Opera’s wildly successful production of Albert Herring.