Eric Cutler


Highlights of the Iowa-born tenor’s current season include Apollo/Daphne (Hamburg State Opera) and his first Radames/Aida (Opera Cologne). Celebrated at leading opera houses, festivals, and orchestras, Cutler has made an indelible impression worldwide in French lyric and heroic repertoire, singing the roles of Iopas/Les Troyens (Metropolitan Opera, Valencia-DVD, Paris), the title role/Les contes d’Hoffmann (Madrid, DVD), Léopold/La Juive (Met), Don José/Carmen (English National Opera), Des Grieux/Manon (Philharmonie Luxembourg), Raoul de Nangis/Les Huguenots (Brussels), Nicias/Thaïs (Edinburgh Festival, Sir Andrew Davis conducting), and the Fausts of Berlioz (Antwerp) and Gounod (Athens). Equally successful in Italian repertoire, the tenor has portrayed Alfredo/La traviata (Munich), Ernesto/Don Pasquale (London), Duke of Mantua/Rigoletto (Venice, Houston), Edgardo/Lucia di Lammermoor (Sydney), Amenophis/Moïse et Pharaon (Salzburg), and Arturo/I Puritani (Met opposite Anna Netrebko, DVD). The 2005 Richard Tucker Award winner, Cutler is also celebrated for his Mozart portrayals, especially Belmonte, Don Ottavio, and Tamino, which he has sung at numerous prestigious venues, including the Glyndebourne and Edinburgh festivals. Other roles encompass Adolar/Euryanthe (Frankfurt), Georg/Der fliegende Holländer (Wagner Geneva Festival), Shepherd/Szymanowski’s Król Roger (Paris), the Singer/Der Rosenkavalier and Andres/Wozzeck (both at the Met, where the tenor began his career with the company’s Lindemann Young Artist Development program). Cutler can be heard on CD in a solo recital, as well as in Der fliegende Holländer and Strauss’s Die ägyptische Helena.

Previously at Lyric Opera: Romeo/ Romeo and Juliet (2015|16); Nadir/The Pearl Fishers (2008-09); Ferrando/Così fan tutte (2006|07).

Last updated: February 22, 2016
Photo: Daniel Kleiter