With a commanding voice and sense of drama, baritone Matthew Carroll is known mostly for his comedic portrayal of characters in the operatic and musical theater repertoire. Originally from Butler, Pennsylvania, Matthew has performed roles with opera companies across the United States including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Michigan Opera Theater, Opera Colorado, Central City Opera, Toledo Opera, Opera Omaha, Michigan Opera Works, Ohio Light Opera, and Chicago Folks Operetta.
At Lyric, on top of his normal chorus duties, Matthew has covered numerous principal roles and has been seen singing many small roles as well. This season, Matthew will create the role of the Soldier for the World Premiere of Jimmy Lopez’s Bel Canto.
Equally comfortable on the symphonic stage, Matthew as been featured as a soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra , Colorado Symphony, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Toledo Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, and the Bach and Handel Society of Cleveland.
Matthew holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Music Theater as well as a Master’s in Music Degree and a Specialist in Voice Degree from the University of Michigan where he studied with Grammy Award® winning Soprano, Lorna Haywood.
Mr. Carroll’s honors include Pittsburgh Region Winner of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition, The Maglone Award for Outstanding Apprentice with the Central City Opera, and the New York City Oratorio Soloist Competition Winner.
Mr. Carroll is the proud father of two children which keep his “free time” quite busy!