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Matthew Slipp

Voice & Piano

Tenor Matthew Slipp has been seen in a wide range of repertoire spanning early church music to the contemporary composers of today.

During the summers of 2018 and 2019 Mr. Slipp was apart of Opera in the Rockies Vocal Arts Festival. There he participated in recital with pianist Craig Terry singing scenes from Kismet and Lucia di Lammermoor, as well as James Albritten’s tribute to the 100th Anniversary of World War I. He also appeared as the Duke of Mantua in Verdi’s Rigoletto , Sam Polk in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah , Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni , Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress and Gerardo in Gianni Schicchi .

In 2015 he performed with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra singing Uriel in Joseph Haydn’s The Creation . He made an appearance with the Albany Symphony, under the direction of David Allan Miller, singing Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte as Tamino. Under the direction of James Bagwell, Mr. Slipp performed the roles of Mordecai and 1st Israelite in Handel’s seldom heard oratorio Esther. Again with the American Symphony Orchestra he was the tenor soloist in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem, a powerful performance conceived by acclaimed conductor Ádám Fischer, in remembrance of the genocide of European Roma during World War II.

During the summer of 2013 Mr. Slipp was a featured artist at the Russian Opera Workshop in Philidelphia, PA. There he worked with pianist Ghenady Meirson on repertoire of Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, which included both opera and art song. He sang the role of Romeo in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet , a vocal duet after the composer’s Overture-Fantasia. He also sang the role of Dante in the Philadelphia premiere of Rachmaninov’s Francesa da Rimini .

In addition to Mr. Slipp’s opera credits, he has sung a varied repertoire of art song, having performed in the historic Beattie-Powers House in Catskill, NY, at the Morgan Library in Manhattan and the Mendelssohn -Gesellschaft in Berlin.

Mr. Slipp trained at the Juilliard School and Bard College, working with such operatic luminaries as Dawn Upshaw, Nico Castel, Denise Massé, Brian Zeger and Edward Berkeley.

Matthew is currently a staff singer with the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta where he recently sang the tenor solos of Saint-Säens’ Christmas Oratorio. He has future engagements with Capitol City Opera of Atlanta, where he now resides.