Matthew O'Neill

(Evansville, Indiana)

2016–17 Season: Count Hauk-Šendorf in The Makropulos Case

A former Adler Fellow with San Francisco Opera, tenor Matthew O’Neill made his Company debut in 2006 as Borsa in Rigoletto and returned as Melot in Tristan und Isolde, Heinrich der Schreiber in Tannhäuser, Monostatos in The Magic Flute for Families, and Goro in Madama Butterfly, among other roles. He appeared as Count Hauk-Šendorf in the Company’s 2010 production of The Makropulos Case. He also created the role of Flask in Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick, which he performed in San Francisco in 2012 and seen on PBS’ Great Performances. Recent engagements include the Tempter/Abbot in The Prodigal Son with Rome Opera and creating the title role of Jonah in the Los Angeles Opera production of Jack Perla’s Jonah and the Whale. O’Neill is an award-winning guitarist.