Tenor Matthew Reardon has recently returned to Australia after studying and performing overseas. Mostly recently he made his role debut as Don Jose in Carmen with Festival Opera in New Zealand.
During the American Summer of 2016, Matthew spent time working with Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West Summer Festival, in Santa Barbara, California, where he sang the role of Vasek in The Bartered Bride by Smetana.
He also completed his Masters of Opera at the Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff with Dennis O’Neill, while on a full scholarship from the Australian International Opera Award and the Tait Memorial Trust.
While back at home Matthew is a graduate from the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust Program in Melbourne and the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
Matthew has performed the roles of Ferrando in Mozart’s, Cosi Fan Tutte and Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème. He was also a member of West Australian Opera and Opera Australia Chorus.