Matthew Treviño, Bass
A former member of the San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola Opera Program and recipient of the “Best Singer Award” by the 2011 Austin Critics’ Table for his performance in The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Matthew Trevino is proving to be one of today’s most sought-after young basses. The past few seasons saw him as Zuniga in Carmen with Hawaii Opera Theatre, Dr. Grenvil in La Traviata in his return to Austin Opera, La bohème with the Colorado Symphony, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Santa Fe Symphony, a reprise of his Monterone in Rigoletto with Palm Beach Opera, and returns to Nashville Opera and BAM for Three Way and Opera Colorado as Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor. The 2018-2019 season includes the Marquis in La Traviata with Opera San Antonio and Seneca in L’incoronazione di Poppea with Florentine Opera. In the 2015-2016 season he was seen as Sparafucile in Rigoletto with Vancouver Opera and Hawaii Opera Theatre, Colline in La bohème with Opera Coeur d’Alene, Ashby in La fanciulla del West with Opera Omaha, the King in Aïda with Utah Opera, Leporello in Don Giovanni with Intermountain Opera, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, and Barone Douphol in La traviata with the Shippensburg Music Festival. Highlights for the 2014-2015 season included Count Ribbing/Tom in Un ballo in maschera and the duke in Roméo et Juliette with Austin Lyric Opera, Monterone in Rigoletto with Opera Omaha, the role of Eddie in Carly Simon’s opera Romulus Hunt in Nashville, and the role of The Ghost in Gordon Getty’s new opera The Centerville Ghost in Leipzig. Other recent engagements include Mr. Treviño’s company debut as Hobson (Peter Grimes) and as Sparafucile (Rigoletto) with the English National Opera, Colline (La bohème) for the Florentine Opera, Dr. P (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat) with the Nashville Opera, Leporello (Don Giovanni) for Opera Colorado, Sparafucile and Monterone (Rigoletto) for the Lyric Opera Baltimore and Opera Memphis, and a debut with the Saint Louis Symphony (Messiah) under Christopher Warren-Green. Other appearances for Mr. Treviño have included Pistola (Falstaff) for Opera Cleveland, Nourabad (Les pêcheurs de perles) for Syracuse Opera, Sparafucile (Rigoletto) for San Antonio Opera, and Colline (La bohème) for Opera Carolina, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Fresno Grand Opera. He has performed the roles of Angelotti (Tosca), Ramfis (Aida), and Commendatore (Don Giovanni), and, under the auspices of the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program, Simone (Gianni Schicchi), Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte). Most recently he appeared as Timur (Turandot) at Austin Lyric Opera, the King (Aïda) for Arizona Opera, Baron Douphol (La traviata) at Nashville Opera, Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) with the Opera Theatre Company in Ireland and he made his role debut as Don Giovanni with Opera Naples.