Young American baritone Kenneth Mattice is earning international praise for his poignant singing, handsome appearance and his natural stage presence. Besides performing throughout the United States, this Wisconsin native recently made several important international debuts. Another debut will begin this fall, as Mr. Mattice joins the soloist ensemble at Theater Hagen in Germany. In the 2014-15 season he will perform Valentin in Faust, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Don Fernando in Fidelio and Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Closing the 2013/14 season, Mr. Mattice will sing the Bank Examiner in the *World Premiere* of Carson Kievman’s Fairy Tales: Songs of the Dandelion Woman in Miami.
Earlier in the 2013/14 season Mr. Mattice made his German operatic debut with Oper Dortmund as Larry King in the Continental Premier production of Anna Nicole, had role debuts as both Eisenstein and Falke in Die Fledermaus, and performed both an all-German and an all-Italian concert for Middlebury College in Vermont. The previous season’s engagements included creating the title role in the *World Premiere* of Carson Kievman’s Hamlet in Miami, creating the lead role in a closed reading of Musical Appreciation (a New Musical by Ben Yarmolinsky), a house debut with Opera Delaware as Silvio in Pagliacci, a concert with the Falmouth Chorale & Orchestra, concerts in Savannah, Georgia and playing Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Florida Opera Theater, Vero Beach Opera and First Coast Opera.
Il barbiere di Siviglia Roméo et Juliette Die Zauberflöte La Bohème Così fan Tutte
"...not only a confident singer with rounded, bell-like projection, but also an exciting actor who kept raising the energy level on stage."
"Kenneth Mattice was a charismatic and robust-toned Figaro. ...Mattice roamed the stage nimbly and rattled through his famous introductory patter song, 'Largo al factotum' with aplomb."