Matthew Pearce gives "standout vocal performance" in City Lyric Opera "Carmen"


“Tenor Matthew Pearce demonstrated that he could take on powerful roles such as Don José even early on in his career. He floated notes like the gentle ripples on the water during his “Flower Song.” When called upon to express his darker intentions and inner anguish, he could turn on a weightier timbre. Pearce hit dramatic high notes with confidence, brightness, and seemingly with ease, demonstrating a high level of control. Nothing in his voice sounded forced even as he approached the top of his range”. – Operawire


“Matthew Pearce, as Don José, overcomes all this adversity and manages to give a standout vocal performance” – Schmopera


“Don José is sung by Matthew Pearce in a robust tenor. Pearce shaped an arc from confident soldier responding to the hot dancing of a cigarette factory girl, to a withered man, eroded by her duplicity.”

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“Our Don Jose was superbly portrayed by tenor Matthew . . . he sang with beautiful tone and lovely phrasing” – Voce di Meche