This season American bass-baritone Matthew Stump debuted the Michigan Opera Theatre in the title role of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. A former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow and participant of the Merola Opera Program, Matthew has appeared in the Schwabacher Summer Concert, making his San Francisco Opera debut as a Trojan Soldier and Sentry in Les Troyens in 2015 and in previous seasons has also been performed an Officer (Barber of Seville), Monk (Don Carlo) and Foreman (Jenůfa). With the Opera theatre of St. Louis he has performed Publio in La Clemenza di Tito and The Bonze in Madame Butterfly, and has also debuted the Dallas Opera and Ft Worth Opera with roles in Silent Night, Salome and Pearl Fishers.
Prior to that, he has appeared in the title role of Sweeney Todd, the Prime Minister (Cendrillon), the Pirate King (The Pirates of Penzance), and Capulet (Roméo et Juliette) at the University of North Texas as well as the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), and Frank (Street Scene) at Luther College, where he holds a bachelor’s degree. He has received training through the San Francisco Opera Center and the University of North Texas where he earned a master’s degree. He has garnered awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and Dallas Opera Guild, and is currently a Semi-finalist in the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Future engagements include the role of Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Michigan Opera Theatre and Swallow in Peter Grimes with Opera Theatre of St. Louis.