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​Hailed as “ a bass of rare talent” (San Francisco Chronical) 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.  A Texas native, Treviño enjoys an active career on stage and stars in numerous studio recordings of new works including The Canterville Ghost by Gordon Getty (Pentatone), The Man Who Mistook his Wife For a Hat by Michael Nyman (Naxos), and Three Way by Robert Patterson (American Modern Recordings).  

Most recently Matthew performed the role of Bonze in Madama Butterfly and Ferrando in Il Trovatore with L'Opéra de Montréal, Friar Laurent in Roméo et Juliette with Florentine Opera,  Dr Grenvil in La Traviata with the Calgary Opera, Dr Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro) with the Austin 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). Upcoming, he will perform the role of Dr. Bartolo in Clagary Opera's Le nozze di Figaro and Dr P in Nashville Opera's revival of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

Other recent stage highlights include Guy Cotter in Everest and Timur in Turandot with the Austin Opera, Seneca in L'incoronazione di Poppea, with the Florentine Opera, Raimondo in Lucia Di Lammermoore and Leporello in Don Giovanni with Opera Colorado, Sparafucile in Rigoletto and Zuniga in Carmen with Hawaii Opera theater, The Client in Three Way with the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Colline in La Bohème with the Colorado Symphony, Sparafucile in Rigoletto with Vancouver Opera, Hobson in Peter Grimes and Sparafucile in Rigoletto with the English National Opera, The King in Aida with Aspen Music Festival, The Ghost in The Canterville Ghost with Opera Leipzig, and the Messiah with St Louis Symphony. 

Other notable 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)and  Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) with the Opera Theatre Company in Ireland.

Mr. Treviño is a former member of the world renowned Merola Opera Program in San Francisco and is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  He was a winner in the Loren L. Zachary Foundation Competition, Dallas Opera Competition, Fort Worth Opera’s McCammon Voice Competition, and the recipient of the Thomas Stewart Award for Vocal Excellence at Baylor University.   

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