Tenor Matthew Hill
Garnering numerous accolades for performances of opera, art song, and oratorio, Matthew Hill
has become one of the most sought-after tenors in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
Highly regarded for his interpretations of Bach, his Evangelist was praised by Washington
Classical Review for his “clarion high notes placed with unfailing precision.” The 21-22 season includes his solo debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s “Messiah,” Jack
in “Into the Woods” with Annapolis Opera, and the tenor soloist with Bethany College’s Messiah
Festival of Arts.
Solo concert work includes Handel’s “Messiah” and “Israel in Egypt,” Mozart’s “Requiem,
Britten’s “Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings,” Stravinsky’s “Les Noces,” Bach’s “Mass in B
Minor,” Evangelist in Bach’s “St. Matthew and St. John Passions,” and numerous Bach cantatas,
with ensembles including the American Bach Soloists, the Washington Bach Consort, and the
Washington National Cathedral Choirs. Recent opera credits include his debut with Washington
National Opera as Older brother in “Dead Man Walking,” understudying the title role
in “Candide” with Washington National Opera, Marcellus in “Ambroise” Thomas’s “Hamlet” with
Washington Concert Opera, Parpignol in “La Bohème” with Wolf Trap Opera, Tamino in “Die
Zauberflöte” with the Maryland Opera Studio and Music Academy International, Don Ottavio
in “Don Giovanni” with the Maryland Opera Studio, and Damon in “Acis and Galatea” with New
Dominion Chorale. With the rank of Technical Sergeant, Matthew is also a member of the
United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants.
Matthew recently won first place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist
Awards Competition and was a prize winner at the following competitions: the Metropolitan
Opera National Council Middle Atlantic Regional Competition, Oratorio Society of New York
Competition, the National Society of Arts and Letters Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Voice
Competition, Choralis Young Artist Competition, and the Vocal Arts DC Art Song Competition.
Matthew received both a Master of Music in Opera Performance and a Bachelor of Music in
Vocal Performance from the University of Maryland College Park.