webMatthewArnoldcolorMatthew Arnold, Tenor

Studio Artist

 

Hometown: Sparta, New Jersey
 
 

 

 

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We challenged Matthew to a 30-second interview. Here is what he told us:
 
Q: What is your favorite opera?
A:I always find myself coming back to I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo.
 
Q: Who are your favorite singers?
A: There are way too many to list, but the ones at the top of my list are: Lauritz Melchior, Enrico Caruso, Giuseppe Giacomini, James King, Hans Hotter, Hermann Prey, Leonard Warren, Birgit Nillson, Renata Tebaldi, Kirsten Flagstad.
 
Q: What are your dream roles?
A: My dream role has changed since transitioning to Tenor!  I would definitely have to say now it is Lohengrin.
 
Q: What was your favorite singing experience so far or your favorite role that you have performed?
A:My favorite role that I have performed so far is certainly Gabriel von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus. 
 
Q: What do you love about opera?
A: Opera combines my two great passions in life, Music and History.  To me, performing these operatic masterpieces is like bringing a little piece of history to life every time I get on stage.
Q: What is your favorite flavor of icecream?
A:Call me boring, but my favorite flavor is Vanilla!!
 
Q: What else should we know?
A: I love early Jazz music and I sang with a big band for several years.