Kyle van Schoonhoven


Among the American tenor’s recent performances in leading roles have been Bacchus/Ariadne auf Naxos (Cincinnati Opera), Don José/Carmen (Buffalo Philharmonic), and Lensky/Eugene Onegin (Livermore Valley Opera. This summer, he sings his first performances of Erik in The Flying Dutchman with Opera Maine. His extensive operatic repertoire ranges from Oronte/Alcina and Tamino/The Magic Flute to Lysander/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the title role/Chandler Carter’s Bobby, and Peter Fallow/Stefania de Kenessey’s Bonfire of the Vanities. Van Schoonhoven is a graduate of the Adler Fellowship program at San Francisco Opera, where he debuted in Elektra. In 2016 he participated in SFO’s Merola Opera Program, and in 2017 he was a national winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He has received a Sara Tucker Study Grant and the George London Foundation’s Nicolai Gedda Memorial Award. Van Schoonhoven was a finalist in the 2016 Jensen Foundation Voice Competition. He is an alumnus of Westminster Choir College and Fredonia School of Music.

Lyric debut: Chekalinsky/The Queen of Spades (2019|20).

Last updated: February 14, 2020
Photo: Paul Sirochman