American lyric-baritone, Matthew Hayward, has rapidly established himself as one of the most versatile artists of his generation. He is the winner of the 2009 Grand Concours de Chant-Gerard Souzay Tribute and was featured in concert at the Salle Cortot in Paris in November 2009. He also was given a 2009 Encouragement Award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation.
Over the past two seasons, Mr. Hayward’s engagements have included creating the role of Marquis de Brisaille in the World Premiere of David DiChiera’s Cyrano at the Michigan Opera Theatre, Gregorio in Roméo et Juliette with the Baltimore Opera, Count in Le Nozze di Figaro with Washington East Opera, Schaunard in La Bohème with the Princeton Festival and Syracuse Opera, Marcello in La Bohème with Skagit Opera, Dancaïre in Carmen at Opera New Jersey, Schubert’s Mass in G with City Music Cleveland, and Le Bret in Michigan Opera Theatre’s student performance of Cyrano.
Next, he performs Ko-Ko in The Mikado at the Syracuse Opera and sings Ramiro in L'heure Espagnole and L'horloge and Chat Noir in L'enfant et les sortileges at Portlnad Opera.
Mr. Hayward has enjoyed a close association with the Aspen Music Festival and has sung recitals there featuring the works of Duparc, Schubert and Weill, performances of Ravel’s Chansons Madécasses, Schumann’s Spanisches Liederspiel and a Leonard Bernstein Gala with Broadway star Judy Kaye.
Recently in concert, he was personally invited by Maestro Julius Rudel to debut with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Arts Festival, where he sang an all Kurt Weill Gala with soprano Angelina Réaux. Mr. Hayward’s other concert repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Requiem, Mozart’s Missa Brevis, Beethoven’s Organ Solo Mass, Fauré’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s St. Paul, Mahler’s Wayfarer Songs and Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Mr. Hayward was a finalist in the 2007 Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition. He has performed under such distinguished conductors as Julius Rudel, John Moriarty, Joseph Rescigno, Steven White, Mark Flint, Richard Tang Yuk, Dean Williamson, David Zinman and Keith Lockhart.
A Seattle native, Mr. Hayward completed his Bachelor and Master of Music studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
Holidays are coming!! BelloVoci at Art! I am so excited!
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Had an amazing time with Portland Opera and the All Sondheim Evening we offered a few weeks ago with the Young Artists and Susannah Marz! More Musical theater to come.... announcements soon! I can't wait for summer!
soundcloud.com 2009 Franco American Vocal Academy- Grand concours de chant Gerard Souzay tribute Winner Matthew Hayward sings Reynaldo Hahn songs. Live recording at the Salle Cortot in Paris, France 1) Trois jours
soundcloud.com 2009 Franco American Vocal Academy- Grand concours de chant Gerard Souzay tribute winner Matthew Hayward sings Duparc