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Jeffrey Mattsey

Baritone

Jeffrey Mattsey is renowned worldwide for the signature baritone roles that have defined his prominent career. A house favorite at The Metropolitan Opera, after making his company début in their production of Les contes d’Hoffmannhe returned as Marco in Gianni Schicchi, Mercutio and Paris in Roméo et Juliette, Silvano in Un ballo in maschera, Schaunard in La bohèmeHermann/Schlemiel in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Joe Castro in La fanciulla del west, Marullo in Rigoletto, and in productions of Doctor Atomic, Die Zauberflöte, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Andrea Chénier, CarmenLa traviataBilly Budd, L’elisir d’amore, Francesca da RiminiDie Fledermaus, and Così fan tutteamong many others. Jeffrey also toured with The Met to Japan for their productions of Don Carlo and La bohème. After enjoying his 100th performance with the company as Señor Cascada in The Merry Widow, Mr. Mattsey returned to The Met as Montano in Bartlett Sher’s new production of Otello, Marullo in the Rat-pack inspired setting of Rigoletto, and for their productions of Die Fledermaus and L’elisir d’amore. Last season, Mattsey reprised the role of Marullo in Rigoletto, sang the role of Marchese in La traviata, and performed in their productions of L’italiana in AlgeriDie Zauberflöte, and Cyrano de Bergerac.

Oct
2017

Oct-26
to
Nov-21
The Exterminating Angel
Padre Sanson
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
Dec
2017

Dec-14
to
Jan-11
The Merry Widow
Cascada
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
Mar
2018

Mar-15
to
Apr-19
Così fan tutte
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
Apr
2018

Apr-23
to
May-12
Roméo et Juliette
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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…robust baritone…
Figaro “But Jeff Mattsey, as the irresistibly irrepressible Figaro, shone brightest.  Light of foot and manner, handsome, charming – with his robust baritone, he was impossible not to love.  When the lovers, Count Almaviva and Rosina, did finally unite, the opera culminated not in the traditional love duet, but, tellingly, in a trio: Figaro had a hand even in that.”Star-Bulletin
…musically secure and with playful intelligence…
Don Giovanni “Jeff Mattsey proved a suave, even charming interpreter of the title role, musically secure and with playful intelligence.  Nor did the singer shy away from Giovanni’s ugly side.”The Salt Lake Tribune
…voice pure and poetic…
La bohème “Mattsey breathed life into the jealous but triumphant Marcello, his voice pure and poetic.”The New York Times
…another treasure…
Die Zauberflöte “Jeff Mattsey is another treasure.  He turns the birdcatcher Papageno into a mix of goofball and endearing pal.  Skipping about the stage and tooting his pipe, Mattsey is sweet and hilarious, and his baritone wraps itself robustly around Papageno’s music.”The Cleveland Plain Dealer
…vocal and visual swagger…
L’elisir d’amore “Baritone Jeff Mattsey provides vocal and visual swagger…Mattsey is the perfect foil: big and blustering, with a funny walk and a macho edge to his resonant baritone timbre.  The Nemorino-Belcore duet in Act 2 is the evening’s best moment.”Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Jeffrey Mattsey is renowned worldwide for the signature baritone roles that have defined his prominent career. A house favorite at The Metropolitan Opera, after making his company début in their production of Les contes d’Hoffmann, he returned as Marco in Gianni Schicchi, Mercutio and Paris in Roméo et Juliette, Silvano in Un ballo in maschera, Schaunard in La bohème, Hermann/Schlemiel in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Joe Castro in La fanciulla del west, Marullo in Rigoletto, and in productions of Doctor Atomic, Die Zauberflöte, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Andrea Chénier, Carmen, La traviata, Billy Budd, L’elisir d’amore, Francesca da Rimini, Die Fledermaus, and Così fan tutte, among many others. Jeffrey also toured with The Met to Japan for their productions of Don Carlo and La bohème. After enjoying his 100th performance with the company as Señor Cascada in The Merry Widow, Mr. Mattsey returned to The Met as Montano in Bartlett Sher’s new production of Otello, Marullo in the Rat-pack inspired setting of Rigoletto, and for their productions of Die Fledermaus and L’elisir d’amore. Last season, Mattsey reprised the role of Marullo in Rigoletto, sang the role of Marchese in La traviata, and performed in their productions of L’italiana in Algeri, Die Zauberflöte, and Cyrano de Bergerac.

This season with the esteemed opera house, Mattsey reprises the role of Señor Cascada in The Merry Widow, sings Padre Sanson in the American première of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, and performs in their productions of Roméo et Juliette and Così fan tutte.

Mr. Mattsey also performed several contemporary musical roles including Starbuck in 110 in the Shade, Red Shadow in Desert Song, and Robert Mission in New Moon all with New York City Opera; Count Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music with Central City Opera; and Emile de Becque in South Pacific with Ash Lawn Opera. Additionally, he toured North America headlining the comedy musical revue “Baritones Unbound” and performed with Alpine Theater Project as Harold in The Full Monty, Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, and Hertz in Rock of Ages.

Additional noted engagements the past few seasons include the title role in Don Giovanni with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Central City Opera, and in the inaugural season of Opera Las Vegas; Laski in Emmanuel Chabrier’s comic opera Le roi malgré lui and as A Hack Actor in Schreker’s Der ferne Klang (The Distant Sound) with Bard SummerScape Opera; Marcello in La bohème, Ping in Turandot, and Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale with San Diego Opera; Renato in Un ballo in maschera and Riccardo in a concert performance of I puritani with Vancouver Opera; Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Vancouver Opera and Indianapolis Opera; Ping in Turandot with New Orleans Opera; Il Conte d’Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro at the Madison Opera; Germont in La traviata at Opera Tampa; and Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Lyra Ottawa. Additionally, he made his European début as Marcello in La bohème in Modena, Italy and then appeared again in La bohème in Genoa, Beijing, and at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.

Mr. Mattsey can be heard on the recording of Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610 with the Boston Baroque Symphony conducted by Martin Pearlman, which was nominated for Best Choral Performance at the 41st Grammy Awards. He can also be heard on A Salute to American Music, the Richard Tucker Foundation Opera Gala XVI by RCA, and on Songs from My Heart. Mr. Mattsey also appears on the RAI Italian television filmed production of La bohème with Luciano Pavarotti, released on Kultur Video

 

 

 

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