Bass Matthew Anchel, praised for his “magnetic, deep voice,” by the New York Times, was a Grand Finalist in the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The 2017-18 season will be his fourth on the Metropolitan Opera roster, covering in new productions of The Exterminating Angel and Cendrillon. He will also join Santa Fe Opera to cover Tsar Dodon in their production of The Golden Cockerel, he will debut with St. Petersberg Opera as Sarastro in The Magic Flute and sing the Bass Solo, Pater Profundus, in Mahler 8 at Carnegie Hall with the Canterbury Choral Society, his fourth performance with them.
He has also performed with Los Angeles Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Oper Leipzig, Opera San Jose, Anchorage Opera, The Spoleto Festival, Opera San Antonio, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Caramoor Festival, Merola Opera Program, and Music Academy of the West among others. Mr. Anchel will be joining Oper Stuttgart for the 2018-2019 season singing in multiple productions.
Born and raised in New York City, Matthew’s early education included St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s School, whose Upper Division Chorus is also singing in this performance. He graduated from the famed LaGuardia Performing Arts High School, and later attended the Manhattan School of Music.