March 20th, 2015 by admin
One of the most versatile basses in American opera theatre, Matthew Lau is known for wide variety of roles ranging from the serious operas of Verdi, Wagner, and Gounod, to his comedic roles in the music of Rossini and Mozart. Matthew has sung the title role in Don Pasquale and Sulpice in La Fille du Régiment; Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Padre Guardiano in La Forza del Destino, Mustafà in L’Italiana in Algeri, Ramfis in Aïda, and Osmin in Die Enführung aus dem Serail among others. Mr. Lau has also performed the role of Dr. Bartolo in Sugar Creek’s production of The Barber of Seville — a role he’s performed with Minnesota Opera, Kentucky Opera and Lake George Opera. He’s brought many other roles to life at these and other opera companies across the US including: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Boston Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, Washington Concert Opera, Arizona Opera, Sarasota Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, New Jersey Opera, Atlanta Opera, Des Moines, Metro Opera, Opera North, Seattle Opera and Opera Pacific. Mr. Lau recently took on the role of Dr. Bartolo with Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the role of Rev. Baines in Elmer Gantry with the Florentine Opera Company of Milwaukee.