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. One of those international debuts began this fall, as Mr. Mattice joined Germany's Theater Hagen as their principal baritone. 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(Die Spinnen, die Römer).
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 (with his wife, Emily Newton in the title role). This season also included creating the role of the Bank Examiner in the *World Premiere* of Carson Kievman’s opera Fairy Tales: Songs of the Dandelion Woman in Miami and role debuts as both Eisenstein and Falke in Die Fledermaus. The previous season’s engagements included creating the title role in the *World Premiere* of Carson Kievman’s Hamlet in Miami, a house debut with Opera Delaware as Silvio in Pagliacci, a concert with the Falmouth Chorale & Orchestra 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."