One of the most versatile basses in American opera theatre, Matthew Lau is known for wide variety of roles ranging from the serious operas of Verdi, Wagner, and Gounod, to his comedic roles in the music of Rossini and Mozart.
A Festival favorite, Matthew was last seen playing the role of the decrepit Dr. Bartolo in Sugar Creek's production of Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) — a role he's performed with Minnesota Opera, Kentucky Opera and Lake George Opera.
He's brought many other roles to life at these and other opera companies across the US including:
Lyric Opera of Chicago | Boston Lyric Opera | New York City Opera | Washington Concert Opera | Arizona Opera | Sarasota Opera | Lyric Opera of Kansas City | New Jersey Opera | Atlanta Opera | Des Moines Metro Opera | Opera North | Seattle Opera | Opera Pacific
Matthew recently took on the role of Dr. Bartolo with Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the role of Rev. Baines in Elmer Gantry with the Florentine Opera Company of Milwaukee.
This August, you can catch him as the big-hearted Sergeant Sulpice at Sugar Creek Symphony & Song. Tickets.