Matthew Reardon, 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Quarter-Finalist
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 Matt 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 Bartered Bride by Smenta.
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.
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 made his professional debut as Young Man 1 in Pecan Summer, the first Indigenous opera by Yorta Yorta soprano Deborah Cheetham. And 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.