Tenor John Matz will appear on January 17 at 7:30 p.m. in a performance sponsored by Northern Trust. Matz joined the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the age of 22. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in a gala performance in 2001, and in 2002 the Washington National Opera engaged Matz to learn and understudy the tenor lead of Samuel Barber’s seldom heard opera “Vanessa.” Fewer than two weeks later, he made his auspicious Washington debut opposite Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and took over the entire run of performances. He made his operatic debut in Europe as Rodolfo in “La Boheme” at the Den Norkse Opera in Oslo followed by Alfredo in “La Traviata” at the Opera National de Bordeaux, Pinkerton in “Madama Butterfly” and Rodolfo in “La Boheme” for the Staatsoper in Hamburg. In 2006 and 2008 he sang the role of Pinkerton at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan. He has sung at Carnegie Hall, at the Washington National Cathedral and for the Los Angeles Opera. His overseas work includes Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” with the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv.
Tickets are $20 general admissions; $10 for students with I.D. Click "Register For Event" to purchase your tickets online.