(Lockport. New York)
Tenor Kyle van Schoonhoven is a second-year Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera. He made his San Francisco Opera debut last fall as the Young Servant in Strauss’ Elektra, and has covered other leading roles, including Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Aegisth in Elektra, Froh in Das Rheingold, and Siegmund in Die Walküre. In 2017, van Schoonhoven was named a winner of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In addition, he was the recipient of a 2018 Sara Tucker Study Grant, the Nicolai Gedda Memorial Award from the prestigious George London Foundation, winner of the top prize in the Brava! Opera Theater and James M. Collier Young Artist Program Vocal Competition, and was a finalist in the 2016 Jensen Foundation Voice Competition. Van Schoonhoven’s other repertory includes the title role in Chandler Carter’s Bobby, Don José in Carmen, Alfredo in La Traviata, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos, Hoffmann in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oronte in Alcina, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Peter Fallow in Stefania de Kenessey’s Bonfire of the Vanities, and Genaro in Prokofiev’s Maddalena. In summer 2016, he participated in the Merola Opera Program. Van Schoonhoven holds a master's degree in music from Westminster Choir College as well as a bachelor's degree in music from Fredonia School of Music.