In 2006 he made an acclaimed debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream • for which he received the John Christie Award • and has since sung the role at La Scala, Covent Garden, Opéra National de Lyon, Houston Grand Opera and at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Recent opera engagements include Baron Ochs Der Rosenkavalier for the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Covent Garden, Raimondo Lucia di Lammermoor for the Royal Opera House, King Marke Tristan und Isolde for the ENO, and Masetto, Leporello and Frère Laurent for The Met. This season he sings Oroveso (Bellini Norma) and Colline at The Metropolitan Opera and Grande Inquisitore (Verdi Don Carlo) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Concert engagements include the London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Colin Davis, Harding and Tilson Thomas; the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Dudamel; the Dresden Staatskapelle with Mackerras; the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sir Andrew Davis, Belohlà¡vek and Minkowski; the LPO and Philadelphia Orchestra with Nézet-Séguin; the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Dutoit, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Pappano, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Nagano, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Jurowski. This season’s concert appearances include Haydn The Seasons with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Wagner Das Rheingold with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski and Bach St Matthew Passion with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Richard Egarr.
Matthew’s recital appearances include the Brighton, Chester and Cheltenham International Festivals, and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center, Washington and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Recordings include a critically acclaimed Winterreise with pianist Gary Matthewman, Schwanengesang with Malcolm Martineau (Stone Records) and Arias for Benucci with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen (Hyperion).
During the 2017/18 season, Matthew is Artist in Residence at the National Opera Studio, and he is an advisory member of the Mahler Foundation.