Young American baritone Kenneth Mattice is earning international praise for his poignant singing, handsome appearance and his natural stage presence. The 2012/13 season includes many debuts for Mr. Mattice. He will make his German opera debut with Theater Dortmund as Larry King in the German Premier Production of Anna Nicole, a house debut at Opera Delaware performing Silvio/Pagliacci, role debuts as both Eisenstein AND Falke in Die Fledermaus in Middlebury, VT and a debut in concert with the Falmouth Chorale & Orchestra. Last season’s engagements included the title role in the World Premiere of Carson Kievman’s Hamlet at the SoBe Institute of the Arts in Miami, Figaro/Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Florida Opera Theater, Vero Beach Opera and First Coast Opera, Dandini/La Cenerentola with Union Avenue Opera, Phoebus/The Fairy Queen with Big Apple Baroque, Baron Douphol/La Traviata with Lyric Opera Baltimore and Guglielmo in Opera Providence’s production of Così fan Tutte.
In recent seasons, Mr. Mattice has performed the role of Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas for Macau International Music Festival, Cascada in The Merry Widow with Maestro Coppola at Opera Tampa, and he was in Bergamo, Italy to sing the role of Petruccio in Efrain Amaya’s World Premiere production of La Bisbetica Domata at the Festival Internazionale della Cultura. He has also performed Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Opera San José and Townsend Opera, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte for Shreveport Opera and Procolo in Donizetti’s Viva la Mamma at Opera Saratoga.