Matthew O’Neill

Former Adler Fellow Matthew O’Neill made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2006 as Borsa (Rigoletto) and returned for the subsequent Company productions of Tristan und Isolde, Carmen, Manon Lescaut, and Der Rosenkavalier. The Merola Opera Program alumnus has also appeared with the Company as Heinrich der Schreiber (Tannhäuser), Monostatos (The Magic Flute for Families), Goro (Madama Butterfly), Normanno (Lucia di Lammermoor), Missail (Boris Godunov), Il Tinca (Il Tabarro), the Third Jew (Salome), Trin (La Fanciulla del West), and Count Hauk-Šendorf (The Makropulos Case). The tenor’s recent engagements include creating the role of Flask in Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick with the Dallas Opera; his debut at the Saito Kinen Festival in Salome; and a return to Los Angeles Opera for Il Turco in Italia. In 2003 he was a regional finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and he is a former apprentice artist with Des Moines Metro Opera. O’Neill holds a master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in guitar from the University of Evansville. A former first prize winner of the Schubert Club guitar competition, he was a national finalist in the American String Teachers Association guitar competition.