Boston-based soprano Erin Matthews was most recently seen as Despina in Boston Conservatory’s production of Così fan tutte. Equally at home in musical theatre and opera, other highlighted roles include Maria in West Side Story, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Cosette in Les Misérables, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Lucinda in Dark Sisters, and Oberto in Alcina. Partial roles include Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos, Marie in La fille du régiment, Frasquita in Carmen, Gilda in Rigoletto, and Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Ms. Matthews has appeared onstage most recently with Boston Conservatory Opera, as well as OperaWorks, Opera Breve Vocal Institute, the University of North Texas Opera, and Opera Steamboat. An avid supporter of new music, she has also premiered works by Dr. Kirsten Broberg, Joshua Scheid, Samuel Melnick, Alissa Voth, and others. Ms. Matthews currently holds two degrees from the University of North Texas in Voice Performance and French. She is pursuing her M.M. in Opera Performance at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. This summer, she will appear as Noémie in Cendrillon with Promenade Opera Project. Known for her synergy of physical and musical exploration, she is also pursuing her Alexander Technique teacher certification, and is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher in her spare time.
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