A winner of the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Lotte Lenya Competition, American tenor Matthew Grills made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2013 as Nathanaël (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and returned later that year as Count Almaviva (The Barber of Seville for Families). He has been a member of the young artist programs at the Seagle Music Colony, Portland Opera, and the Santa Fe Opera, where he performed the role of Frank Harris in a workshop of Theodore Morrison’s new opera Oscar. In 2013 he was presented in recital with Vocal Arts D.C. and the Washington Performing Arts Society at the Kennedy Center. His repertoire includes the roles of Goffredo (Rinaldo), Spoletta (Tosca), Jeník (The Bartered Bride), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Prunier (La Rondine), and Prince Charming (Cendrillon). Recent engagements include Fenton (Falstaff) with Wolf Trap Opera and a year of study at Munich’s Bavarian State Opera last fall through a scholarship awarded by the Opera Foundation.