Originally from California, John Matthew Myers graduated from the Manhattan School of Music. He was a Gerdine Young Artist with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera, an alumnus of the Verbier Festival Academy, and a fellow with the Music Academy of the West. He won Third Prize and the Richard Tauber Prize for the best interpretation of Schubert Lieder at the 2022 Bollinger International Song Competition.
Highlights of his opera repertoire include Pollione (Norma) at Los Angeles Opera, Don Jose (Carmen) at Music Academy of the West, Cassio (Otello) at Portland Summer Fest, Valerio (Virginia) at Wexford Festival Opera, Aufide (Moïse et Pharaon) at Collegiate Chorale/Carnegie Hall, Trin (La Fanciulla del West) at Santa Fe Opera, Steve Wozniak (The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs) and Junior/Charlie (Cold Mountain at Santa Fe Opera, and Mao Zedong (Nixon in China) in Los Angeles.
As a Resident Artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts, he sang the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Prince Sinodal (The Demon), Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) and the Prince (Rusalka). He has collaborated with Long Beach Opera to perform Michael Gordon’s Van Gogh, Gabriela Ortiz’s Camelia la Tejana: Unicamente La Verdad, Stewart Copeland’s Tell-Tale Heart, and a co-production of Tobias Picker’s Thérèse Raquin with Chicago Opera Theater.
The 2021-2022 season included singing the Tenor 1 part of Brett Dean's Hamlet at Metropolitan Opera, a debut with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia singing Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, and performing Flavio (Norma) with Teatro Regio di Parma in Parma, Italy.
During season 2022/23, he performs in Britten’s Spring Symphony at the Grant Park Music Festival, returns to the Metropolitan Opera New York in coverage for Peter Grimes, and makes his house debut with Arizona Opera as Cavaradossi (Tosca).
Paris Opera debut
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