The American counter-tenor, Matthew Truss, studied at Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis (2002). He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Boston Conservatory with an emphasis in opera performance (2006) and studies with Victor Jannett. Competitively, he has been the recipient of many awards and is a two-time finalist in the New England Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In 2006, he won New England Encouragement Award. In 2008, he received the Jerry Hadley Award in the Elardo International Opera Competition in Bruges, Belgium.
Matthew Truss has garnered critical acclaim both nationally and internationally on the concert and opera stage. Praised for his “mellifluous voice and ebullient manner,” he is making his mark as a young countertenor whose “precocious” voice “boasts both beauty and volume.” To his credit are the opera roles of Akhnaten (Glass), Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Benjamin Britten), Belize in Angels in America (Eötvös), and the premiere roles of Rev. Eli Hunt in We Are Sons (Rojahn), and The Miller in Rumpelstiltskin (Epstein).
This season, Matthew debuts Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été as a recurring artist with the Orchestra of Indian Hill, performs the works of Francis Poulenc, Henri Duparc, Charles Ives and R. Strauss in recital, presents Um Mitternacht from Gustav Mahler’s Fünf Rückertlieder with the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, and premieres the role of Perforated in Vine’s Loose, Wet, Perforated with Guerilla Opera.
Matthew Truss workd as Assistant Director at Berklee College of Music in Boston (November 2006-September 2011); .Teaching Artist in Boston (since 2006); Alto Section Leader at First Parish Cambridge Unitarian Universalist in Cambridge, Massachusetts (since September 2011); Teacher at Berklee City Music in Boston (since September 2011)