SINGER

Hailed by The New York Times  as "a bass with an attitude and the goods to back it up," Matt Boehler is a singer known in the worlds of opera and theater for his captivating, dynamic performances and his long-earned reputation as an inventive and truly collaborative artist. He has appeared as a principal artist with The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Dallas Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera, Spoleto Festival, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Theater St. Gallen, and Canadian Opera Company, as well as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and the New York Festival of Song, among many others. In addition to bringing "power and brilliant tone" (Opera News) to staples of the standard repertoire, Matt is frequently in demand as a new music collaborator, and his discography features many world premieres.

A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, he is now based in San Francisco. He trained as an actor at Viterbo College, an opera singer at Juilliard, and as a composer at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

COMPOSER

Recognized by the San Francisco Classical Voice for music that "harnesses considerable expressive power," Matt Boehler is a composer inspired by the limitless possibilities of the theater and the concert hall.  His recent song commissions from singers Sasha Cooke and David Portillo were lauded by Opera News as "accomplished" and "fresh and vital." The world premiere of his opera Fat Pig with Victory Hall Opera, libretto by Miriam Gordon-Stewart, was hailed by Opera magazine as "impressive and captivating."  Other recent commissions include works for Washington National Opera,  Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (NYC), and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is an Individual Artist Grant recipient from the San Francisco Arts Commission, and his song cycle, Foursquare Cathedral, garnered awards from the Music Publisher's Association, and NATS, winning first prize in their Art Song Composition Competition. 

 

A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, he is now based in San Francisco. He trained as an actor at Viterbo College, an opera singer at Juilliard, and as a composer at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.