Assistant Professor, Voice
Hailed as “a bass of rare talent” (San Francisco Chronicle) possessing a ”mellifluous bass that is at once robust and gentle” (Opera Magazine), American bass Matthew Treviño is captivating audiences through his work in opera, theater, and the recording arts.
Most recently, he performed the role of Dr Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with the Austin Opera, Dr Grenvil in La Traviata with the Calgary Opera and was engaged with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal as Le père de famille in Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ (*Canceled due to Covid Restrictions). Next season he will sing The Bonze in Madama Butterfly and Ferrando in Il Trovatore with Opéra de Montréal, and Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette with Opera Florentine.
Other highlights include Guy Cotter in Everest, Timur in Turandot, and Doctor Grenvil in La Traviata with Austin Opera; Sparafucile in Rigoletto with Vancouver Opera; Raimondo in Lucia Di Lammermoore and Leporello in Don Giovanni with Opera Colorado; Hobson in Peter Grimes and Sparafucile in Rigoletto with the English National Opera; Sparafucile in Rigoletto and Zuniga in Carmen with Hawaii Opera Theater, The Client in Three Way with the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Nashville Opera; Colline in La Bohème with the Colorado Symphony; The King in Aida with Aspen Music Festival and Utah Opera; The Ghost in The Canterville Ghost with Opera Leipzig; Sparafucile and Monterone in Rigoletto with the Lyric Opera of Baltimore and Opera Memphis; Seneca in L’incoronazione di Poppea and Colline in La Bohème with Florentine Opera,; Monterone in Rigoletto and Ashby in La Fanciulla del West with Opera Omaha; Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Sante Fe Symphony; and the Messiah with St Louis Symphony.
In addition, Mr Treviño has perfromed on numerous studio recordings of rare and new works including The Canterville Ghost by Gordon Getty (Pentatone), The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Michael Nyman (Naxos), Three Way by Robert Patterson (American Modern Recordings), and Psalmi ad Vesperas by Colonna (MSR Classics).
Mr Treviño has collaborated and studied with some of the finest teachers, musicians, and directors in the world including Gary Coward, Gerald Martin Moore, John Van Cura, Martin Katz, Kathy Kelly, John Churchwell, Ed Gardner, Will Crutchfield, Jonathan Darlington, Graeme Jenkins, Christopher Allen, Robert Spano, Joseph Colaneri, Christopher Warren-Green, Ari Pelto, David Alden, Christopher Alden, John Copley, Kevin Newbury, John Hoomes, and Garnett Bruce.
A native Texan, Matthew is a graduate of Baylor University where he was honored with the Thomas Stewart Award for Vocal Excellence. He is a former member of the world renowned Merola Opera Program in San Francisco and a winner in the Loren L. Zachary Foundation Competition, Dallas Opera Competition, and the Fort Worth Opera’s McCammon Voice Competition. A devoted and passionate educator, he is committed to a teaching approach which includes the science of healthy singing, a sensitivity to the artist’s physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, and an unyielding commitment to guiding students towards a more productive life both personally and professionally.