Along with some stellar administration and faculty, I’ve been lucky enough to help create and teach in a new summer training program for high school singers. The program runs for two weeks, and has two separate divisions: one for students interested in classical singing, and one for students in musical theater. Please check us out and consider joining us at the beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities of Windermere Preparatory School in Orlando, Florida!
Along with Ann Rodiger and Audrey Luna, I’ve co-founded ATsinging: a company dedicated to sharing the insights of the Alexander Technique with singers and singing teachers. This is our first two week summer intensive, where students will receive daily Alexander Technique & Singing lessons as well as daily coachings with premier vocal coaches while receiving simultaneous hands-on-feedback from Alexander Teachers. Add to that daily group class on dynamic body balance, breathing, and articulation, and we’ve got a serious paradigm shifting program on our hands! Check out our other offerings throughout the year.
Alexander Kasser Theater
Friday, September 14 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 15 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 16 @ 3:00 pm
Thursday, September 20 @ 7:30pm
Friday, September 21 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 22 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 23 @ 3:00 pm
No charge for Montclair State undergraduates with ID. All others $30.
Curriculum development and teaching for Nord Anglia and Juilliard's new voice program at Windermere Preparatory School in Windermere, Florida. The program is designed for 14–18 year olds with a passion for singing. These talented students can choose to apply to one of two courses of study: College/Conservatory Prep Intensive or The Complete Singer-Actor, offering a range of educational experiences.
A concert paying tribute to the great baritones of the Broadway stage that helped define the American musical in the era before microphones: Gordon Mcrae, John Raitt, Howard Keel, Alfred Drake, Robert Goulet, and more.
Pianist, Liz Beckman; Bass, Yoshiaki, Horiguchi
Sherwood Forest, MD
Directing Mozart's Lucio Silla for the Brooklyn College Opera Workshop.
The Brooklyn College Opera Theatre
Mathew Patrick Morris, Director
The Conservatory Singers
Malcolm J. Merriweather, Director
Gloria Bangiola, Chorus Master
The Conservatory Orchestra
George Rothman, Conductor
Directing the New York Premiere of Svadba by Ana Sokolovic, performed by the singers of the Brooklyn College Conservatory Opera Workshop.
Friday, December 1st at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 2nd at 7:30pm
Singers from the Brooklyn College Conservatory Opera Workshop
Opera for six female voices a capella 60’
The Queen of Puddings Music Theatre commission
Premiered at the Berkeley Street Theatre, June 24 2011
Laura Albono, Carla Huhtanen, Andrea Ludwig, Shannon Mercer, Krisztina Szabo and Jacqueline Woodley
Artistic and Music Directors: Dáirine Ní Mheadhra & John Hess / Director: Michael Cavanagh
Chamber Opera composed, written, and conducted by Matthew Aucoin
American Repertory Theater
Directed by Diane Paulus
Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival
At the crux of Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” lies the question: “What is it, then, between us?” In Crossing, 27-year-old composer and conductor Matthew Aucoin explodes Whitman’s “us” to operatic proportions, taking inspiration from the diary the poet kept while volunteering as a Civil War nurse. Stunningly rendered by pioneering, Boston-based orchestra collective A Far Cry and American Repertory Theater artistic director Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin), Aucoin’s taut chamber opera imagines Whitman, played by baritone Rod Gilfry (the loser, 2016 Next Wave; Anna Nicole, 2013 Next Wave), drawn deep into a fraught, sensual relationship with wounded young soldier John Wormley (tenor Alexander Lewis). In the shadows of a DC sick ward, haunted by the dreams and nightmares of its inmates, the two men grapple with questions that threaten to tear each other—and their country—apart.
Choreography by Jill Johnson
Set design by Tom Pye
Costume design by David Zinn
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton
Projection design by Finn Ross
Featuring Chamber Orchestra A Far Cry
“The Diaries of Adam and Eve,” a chamber opera by Evan Premo based upon the writings of Mark Twain, tells the familiar story of the original man and woman in the Garden of Eden, discovering the world (and each other) for the first time. The opera follows the pair as they are thrown out of Eden and come to know death, betrayal and, ultimately, love and deep companionship in their lives together.
This New York premiere at The Sembrich with stage direction by Edwin Cahill will reunite the cast and instrumentalists from the original 2007 Michigan performance of the opera: Matthew Patrick Morris, baritone; Mary Bonhag, soprano and The Aeolus Quartet: Nicholas Tavani & Rachel Shapiro, violins; Greg Luce, viola and Alan Richardson, cello.
A concert of vocal music, including art songs, musical theater, and curiosities, all in the café setting of Union Hall. The performance is curated by baritone, Matthew Patrick Morris, and features all the singers performing during the Screen Door Festival 2017, including Jesse Blumberg, Nola Richardson, and more! The concert will also feature pianist Liz Sesler-Beckman as well as our resident Sixth Floor Trio; clarinetist Johnny Teyssier, bassoonist and violinist Harrison Hollingsworth and pianist Teddy Abrams.
"You really want to hear [Matthew Patrick Morris] in either an opera or a musical. He has a big presence, a warm baritone voice, immense humanity, and the gift of an actor." Le Monde
Tickets: $30 Adult, $10 Under age 25
This semi-staged performance includes a range of music (classical, jazz, cabaret), and readings from the World War I period, featuring American, French, Flemish, and British composers and writers. Artists include soprano An De Ridder, mezzo-soprano Katarina Van Droogenbroeck, baritone Matthew Patrick Morris, and pianist Katya Mihailova. Music of Irving Berlin, Frank Bridge, George Butterworth, August De Boek, Claude Debussy, Ivor Gurney, Scott Joplin, Charles Ives, Lodewijk Mortelmans, Ivor Novello, and Emile Wambach among others. Directed by Edwin Cahill. Presented with the General Representation of the Government of Flanders to the USA. Reception follows.
The exhibition Hans Memling: Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece will open at 6 pm for concert attendees.
Thursday, November 17, 7 pm
Tickets: $35; $25 for members
Diaries of Adam and Eve
a chamber opera by Evan Premo
text by Mark Twain
Friday – August 5, 2016
Chandler Music Hall
71 Main St, Randolph
Saturday and Sunday – August 6-7, 2016
Dump Road, East Warren
Mary Bonhag, soprano (Eve)
Matthew Patrick Morris, baritone (Adam)
The Aeolus String Quartet
Theme : Anger and Forgiveness (July 1st and 2nd)
Nozze di Figaro - «Hai gia vinta la causa» (count)
Zauberflöte - «Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen» (Papageno)
Nozze di Figaro - «Contessa, perdono» (Count)
Theme : Mozart/Stravinsky (July 7th and 9th)
This concert will be semi-staged by Leah Hausman who has imagined links between some of Mozart’s operas and The Rake’s progress. This enables to also create links with the program of the Festival as Oedipus-Rex and the Symphony of Psalms will be given this summer.
Cosi fan tutte - «Fate presto !»
Cosi fan tutte - «Il core vi dono» (Guglielmo)
Cosi fan tutte - «Di scrivermi ogni giorno...» (Guglielmo)
Don Giovanni - «Fin ch'han dal vino» (Don Giovanni)
Cosi fan tutte - «Soave sia il vento» (Don Alfonso)
The Rake's Progress -"Good people" (tutti)
I will be performing Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op. 74 by Benjamin Britten, with Michael Brofman at the piano in a concert featuring the music of Benjamin Britten and other fabulous singers and pianists with the Brooklyn Art Song Society.
I will be singing several pieces by contemporary American composer Richard Wilson at the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City, along with soprano Ariadne Greif, clarinetist Moran Katz, and the composer himself at the piano.
I. Three Painters
II. The Second Law & On the Street
III. The Transfigured Goat
I'll be singing Masetto in Don Giovanni in NYC with the newly formed Venture Opera. They've assembled a killer ensemble, a go for the gut concept that makes Giovanni come to rip-roaring modern relevance and life, and an "oh my God, only in New York" kind of performance space. Plus it starts with cocktails and ends with a dance party...Hope to see you there! For more information and to buy tickets click here.
Mozart Requiem K. 626 - Richard Maunder version
Mozart Vesperae de Dominica K. 321
Conductor - Michael Feldman
Choir - Canticum Scholare
Saturday September 12th, 2015
Church of St. Luke in the Fields - 487 Hudson St., NY, NY
8:00pm concert - Animal Haven Benefit Concert
Friday September 18th, 2015
Church of St. Joseph - 371 Sixth Ave., NY, NY
5/29/15, 7:30 PM
5/31/15, 2:00 PM
6/2/15, 7:30 PM
6/4/15, 7:30 PM
6/6/15, 7:30 PM
Citi Shubert Theater (presented by the American Repertory Theater)
Crossing (world premiere)
A new opera
Directed by Diane Paulus
Conducted by Matt Aucoin
Featuring A Far Cry
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams in a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
April 9-12, 2015
Amarillo Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts
I'll be singing the role of Betto in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi.
Puccini's Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi
Eugene Kohn, Conductor | Joachim Schamberger, Director
Co-produced by Savannah VOICE Festival and Savannah Music Festival, featuring the Savannah Philharmonic
Executive & Artistic Directors Rob Gibson, Maria Zouves & Sherrill Milnes
A special co-production in celebration of Sherrill Milnes’ 80th Birthday, starring baritone Mark Delavan and sopranos Verónica Villarroel and Micaëla Oeste, featuring the Savannah Philharmonic. Friday evening and Sunday matinee, March 20 and 22, 2015, Lucas Theatre for the Arts at the 2015 Savannah Music Festival.
Tickets go on sale in early November 2014, with the release of the complete 2015 Savannah Music Festival lineup.
I'll be singing Poulenc's Banalités and Chansons de Ronsard with Mike Brofman at the piano.
February 20, 2015, at 7:30 pm
Part V: Francis Poulenc II
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Banalités, La courte paille, Métamorphoses, Miroirs Brûlants, Cinq Poèmes de Paul Eluard, Poèmes de Ronsard; Tel Jour telle nuit, Toréador
Tami Petty, Soprano; Hyona Kim, mezzo soprano; Michael Slattery, tenor; Matthew Morris, baritone; Michael Brofman, Bretton Brown, Miori Sugiyama, piano
Concert: ALICE IN OUR TIMES: Fantasy, Surrealism, and Nonsense.
Music by Vassar composers Jonathan Chenette, Susan Botti and Richard Wilson on texts by Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, James Norman Hall, Joe Orton (somewhat), and Edward Hirsch, who will read as part of the program.
Skinner Hall of Music
I'll be singing Auric's Quatre Chants de la France Malheureuse and Honegger's Poèmes de Claudel.
Part IV: Georges Auric and Arthur Honegger
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Brooklyn Public Library
Georges Auric: Alphabet, Quatre Chants de la France Malheureuse,
Trois Interludes, Printemps
Arthur Honegger: Trois Chansons de la Petit Sirène, Mimaamaquim,
Poèmes de Claudel, Quatre Poèmes, Six Poèmes
Justine Aronson, Mary Mackenzie, soprano; Matthew Morris, Stephen Lancaster, baritone;
Michael Brofman, Daniel Schlolsberg, piano
A workshop performance of Matt Aucoin's new opera Crossing directed by Diane Paulus at the A.R.T. in Boston. This work is part of the national Civil War Project commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in 2015.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 AT 8PM HOLY APOSTLES CHURCH 296 9th Ave. at 28th St.
BEETHOVEN 9TH SYMPHONY
New York Orchestra & Chorus Edwin Gonzales, conductor
Ariadne Greif, soprano Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano Kyle Van Schoonhoven, tenor Matthew Morris, baritone
Admission is FREE - Suggested Donation $20.00 cash, check, credit card accepted at the door $20 donation includes post-concert Wine Reception
251 Centre st. NY, NY 10013 212-274-8511
All proceeds directly benefit
Animal Haven is a NO-KILL shelter
September 18, 2014, 7:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:30 PM
September 19, 2014, 7:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:30 PM
14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street
September 12 – September 17, 2014
14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street
5:00 PM until the park closes
Free Admission | Open To All Ages | No RSVP Required
In the week leading up to her High Line Performance, Cally Spooner will screen a mysterious digital advertising campaign, choreographed by Adam Weinert and comprising three high-definition, large-scale video projections. Each video features five dancers performing the score of an appropriated transcript in which an employee discloses personal content for their corporation’s public advertising campaign. The advertisements become a looping dance, punctuated with text extracted from a seamless mixture of social media complaints regarding the NSA’s data collection program “Prism” and Katy Perry’s followers’ tweets praising her 2013 album of the same name.
During the performance proper, the projections become part of a consumer feedback opera, as three opera singers arrive to activate the otherwise silent videos, transforming them from a multi-channel advertisement into a giant opera teleprompter. Staged on the High Line – a unique and explicitly public space – the work considers how our over-congested information economy has shifted focus, complicating the idea of the “public” realm. Here, the demand for “real life” and ostensibly private content is projected into the public eye, driven by the same reoccurring promise: IT’S ABOUT YOU.
- See more at: http://art.thehighline.org/project/callyspooner/#sthash.374P7YSS.dpuf
I'll be one of the Schauspielers in Fire Island Opera's "Der Protagonist" by Kurt Weill.
American East Coast Premiere of Kurt Weill’s first opera
Saturday, August 23, 2014 9:00 PM
The Pavilion Night Club
$75 - $150
The Weimar era comes to dangerous leather-clad life at the Pines this summer as we take you to the exciting and mysterious, cabaret world of Berlin in 1925 where you will be treated to an edgy new adaption of Kurt Weill’s most beloved songs followed by a surprise performance of Kurt Weill and Georg Kaiser’s expressionist operatic thriller, The Protagonist. Be one of the first people in America to see this brilliant opera in the Pines Pavilion transformed into a wild, dream world by Marfa based installation artist, Charles Mary Kubricht, and project runway finalist and former Mark Morris dancer, choreographer/costume designer, Bradon McDonald, in a new adaptation by director Edwin Cahill accompanied in a concert piano version by music director, Bradley Moore. The evening will culminate in a Kurt Weill inspired Haus music dance party!
Matinée double bill of both Un Amour de Proust and The Protagonist
Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM followed by an opera pool party
The Pavilion lower deck, The Pavilion Night Club, The Pavilion Pool Deck
VIP Tickets for Both events including open bar $250
To reserve tickets please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 797-1011