Canadian tenor Matthew Dalen has performed with opera companies and symphonies throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. Praised in Opera Canada magazine for his “warm tone and good connection to text” Matthew was a member of l'Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal and debuted on the mainstage as Der erster geharnischter Mann in Die Zauberflöte.
Recent and upcoming engagements include Handel’s Messiah with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Puccini’s La Bohème with Opéra du Royaume as Rodolfo, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with Orchestre Classique de Montréal, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Niagara Symphony and l’Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau. Matthew also returns to the Opéra de Montréal for Die Zauberflöte (Der erster geharnischter Mann, May 2022) and the premiere of La Beauté du Monde, creating the role of Hermann Göring (November 2022).
Dalen has been featured by VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert in the title role of Schubert’s Fierabras in its North American Premiere in Toronto and as Borsa in Edmonton Opera’s Rigoletto. He recently understudied Alfredo in Edmonton Opera’s La Traviata and has performed numerous roles as a young artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. The young tenor is a graduate of Vancouver Opera's Yalunda M. Faris Young Artist Program and has been selected as a Jeune Ambassadeur lyrique.
Other roles in his repertoire include Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte.