When I tell people that I am an old man at heart, they tend to assume that I mean I’m an old soul. In actuality, I really mean old man! When I’m not singing, I love to bowl, sing barbershop, collect bourbons, watch M.A.S.H. and NCIS, and listen to good ole classic jazz. I never get more excited than at the start of a new process working and creating with friends new and old and am just as passionate about new works as I am the classics! 

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Praised for his "confidence," "brightness" and "high level of control" (Opera Wire), Matthew Pearce is a recent graduate of the Cafritz Young Artist at Washington National Opera who hails from the small town of Union, Kentucky.


In the 2022-2023 season, the rising spinto will make his professional debut with Portland Opera as Don José in their production of Carmen.


During his 2021-2022 season, Mr. Pearce performed the role of Don José in Francesca Zambello’s production of Carmen conducted by Evan Rogister at Washington National Opera, and he participated in the Kennedy Center’s Honors in a tribute for Justino Diaz.

During the 2019-2020 season, Mr. Pearce performed the role of Monostatos in the Maurice Sendak production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and the First Philistine in Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila conducted by John Fiore at Washington National Opera. The lyric tenor also sang the Guard in the world premiere of David Lang’s new opera, prisoner of the state with The New York Philharmonic under the baton of Jaap van Zweden at David Geffen Hall.
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