Quotes
"His name may not mean much as you settle into your seat...but make no mistake: Once the lights go down, you'll be deeply grateful for your new acquaintance with Matt Boehler. He is quite simply a marvel as Sweeney, the demon barber of Fleet Street..."
Peter Marks, THE WASHINGTON POST
"The fine bass Matt Boehler combined earthy, robust sound with stern delivery...The dead 'shall be raised incorruptible,' he sang, and 'we shall be changed.' Changed? As sung by Mr. Boehler, with such power and gravity, this seemed an unsettling prospect."
Anthony Tommasini, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"But Matt Boehler as Pooh-Bah...steal[s] the show. The lanky and angular Boehler is a perfectly fey political pimp, with a velvet bass that reeks of corruption and noblesse oblige."
Lew Prince, RIVERFRONT TIMES
"As the Officer, Mr. Boehler, [embodied] the obsessive, maniacal delight of the true believer... With superb diction, an eerie, caressing lyricism in the higher parts of his range and an easy descent into punctuating profundo notes, he was terrifying."
Heidi Waleson, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"...Mr. Boehler too was excellent, producing solid tone right down to the lowest notes of darkness and death. And when the text furiously raged, this was clearly a bass with an attitude and the goods to back it up."
James R. Oestreich, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"As the uncommonly put upon Leporello, Minnesota native Matt Boehler makes a wonderful Chicago debut as the Don's enabling manservant. With a rich, dark voice and both physical and vocal agility..."
Andrew Patner, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"As the Judge, Matt Boehler's voice and demeanor were downright frightening, bursting with the demonic force of a man possessed...It is rare to hear a bass with [his] uncanny ability to reach and sustain the very lowest notes with clarity, heft and delicacy."
Victor Wheeler, THE CLASSICAL SOURCE
"I'm sure I wasn't the only listener who shivered at the creepy, chilling intensity of Matt Boehler's performance as the Officer... [He] wielded his sonorous bass to potent effect... [and] sang with a heft and clear English diction that rendered the titles superfluous."
Vivien Schweitzer, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Also impressing with vocal power was bass Matt Boehler, who dominated the second act as Pluto, ruler of the underworld by his towering height and strange presence."
Charles Downey, DCIST.COM
Latest News
Mr. Boehler, after his debut this season, returns to The Met this coming season in their new production of Iolanta.
Catch Mr. Boehler's debut in The Metropolitan Opera's production of THE NOSE on October 26th at a movie theater near you!
Madison Opera asks Mr. Boehler everything you've ever wanted to know about him, but were afraid to ask. (Ten questions worth, anyway.)