MATTHEW TANSLEY STIFF studied music at the University of Huddersfield where he received a BMus and MA in performance. He went on to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he took the Postgraduate Diploma in vocal training and then the Opera Course from which he graduated with distinction in 2011. He has received scholarships from The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a Maidment Scholarship administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund and Wingate Scholarship Foundation. He studies with John Evans.
Operatic performances include Snug A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Japan. Prince Gremin EUGENE ONEGIN, Doctor Grenvil LA TRAVIATA, Hobson PETER GRIMES, Lord Walton I PURITANI and Marquis de la Force DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES for Grange Park Opera, Man LAST ONE OUT for Scottish Opera,,Leporello DON GIOVANNI, Colline LA BOHEME and Pietro L’ASSEDIO DI CALAIS for English Touring Opera, Polyphemus ACIS AND GALETEA for Mid Wales Opera, Kecal THE BARTERED BRIDE, title role LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and Charon EURIDICE for British Youth Opera, Ashby LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST and Dulcamara L’ELISIR D’AMORE for Opera Up-Close, King Balthazar AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS for Iford Arts, Don Magnifico LA CENERENTOLA for Clonter Opera, Marchese d’Obigny LA TRAVIATA for Chelsea Opera Group, Antonio LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for Music Cordiale Festival, King Rene IOLANTHA, Jailer DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES, Togno SPINALBA, Superintendant Budd ALBERT HERRING for Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and covering Masetto DON GIOVANNI for English National Opera, Sir Giorgio I PURITANI and Judge Turpin SWEENEY TODD for Welsh National Opera Garibaldo RODELINDA and Don Magnifico CENERENTOLA for Scottish Opera and Surin QUEEN OF SPADES for Grange Park Opera
On the concert platform performances include Mozart REQUIEM at the Royal Festival Hall, Handel MESSIAH at St Martin in the Fields, Mendelssohn ELIJAH with the Llanelli Choral Society, Haydn NELSON MASS and Beethoven 9th SYMPHONY at St Paul’s Hall and Karl Jenkins ARMED MAN at St. Albans Cathedral.
Engagements in the 2017/18 include a return to Grange Park Opera and Opera North. Matthew will also be making his Royal Opera House debut as the First Nazarene in SALOME.
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