photo by Tracy Love

Matthew Truss
New England Encouragement Award, 2006

American countertenor Matthew Truss has garnered critical acclaim both nationally and internationally on the concert and opera stage. Praised for his “mellifluous voice and ebullient manner,” Matthew is making his mark as a young countertenor whose “precocious” voice “boasts both beauty and volume.”

To his credit are the opera roles of Akhnaten (Glass), Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten), Belize in Angels in America (Eötvös), and the premiere roles of Rev. Eli Hunt in We Are Sons (Rojahn), and The Miller in Rumpelstiltskin (Epstein).

Competitively, Matthew has been the recipient of many awards and is a two-time finalist in the New England Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In 2008, he received the Jerry Hadley Award in the Elardo International Opera Competition in Bruges, Belgium.
This season, Matthew debuts Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été as a recurring artist with the Orchestra of Indian Hill, performs the works of Poulenc, Duparc, Ives and R. Strauss in recital, presents Um Mitternacht from Mahler’s Fünf Rückertlieder with the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, and premieres the role of Perforated in Vine’s Loose, Wet, Perforated with Guerilla Opera.
Matthew received his Bachelor of Music degree from Boston Conservatory with an emphasis in opera performance and studies with Victor Jannett. 


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