Matthew Fleisher, bass, is a recent honors graduate of the University of Michigan, School of Music Theatre & Dance, earning his degree in Vocal Performance with a concentration in global human rights policy.
During the summer of 2016, he attended Brevard Music Center. Under the music direction of Jerome Shannon, Mr. Fleisher performed the roles of Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Theseus in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
2017 saw Mr. Fleisher continue his success, joining the Wolf Trap Opera’s Studio program performing and covering roles such as: the Jailer in Puccini’s Tosca, Luciano in Musto’s Bastianello, and the Servant in Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher – in which Mr. Fleisher recorded the production with Wolf Trap Opera. Other roles include: Bartolo in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Snug in Brittan’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Max Kane in Bolcom’s Dinner at Eight. 2017 also saw Matthew perform in the Detroit Wind’s concert performance of David Lang’s The Difficulty of Crossing the Field, alongside celebrated collaborative pianist and conductor, Kathleen Kelly.
Summer 2018 saw Mr. Fleisher return to Wolf Trap Opera covering the roles of Frère Laurent in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette as well as Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Mr. Fleisher’s 2019 season will bring him to Pensacola Opera as Frère Laurent in Gounod’s Roméo et Julieette and Basso 6 in Frank Martin’s work Le Vin Herbé with Washington Concert Opera/Wolf Trap Opera.
Mr. Fleisher’s passion for art song finds him regularly on the recital stage. Mr. Fleisher recently commissioned and premiered David Hanlon’s newest work The Stranger Who Resides Among You, which is currently on tour- additional dates coming soon.