Tenor John Matthew Myers has rapidly established himself as one of today’s exceptional young voices. He has collaborated with organizations such as the New York Philharmonic, Verbier Festival, Santa Fe Opera, and Los Angeles Opera. He made his surprise Los Angeles Philharmonic debut in 2017 as Mao in John Adams’s Nixon in China, conducted by the composer.
Myers began the 2022–23 season with Britten’s Spring Symphony at the Grant Park Music Festival. He returns to The Metropolitan Opera in coverage for Britten’s Peter Grimes, and reprises his role of Mao in Nixon in China in his Opéra National de Paris debut, led by Gustavo Dudamel. This season also marks his Arizona Opera debut in Puccini’s Tosca, and with both the National Symphony Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony as tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah.
Myers has covered roles for The Met in productions of Musorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Tchaikovsky’s Queens of Spades, Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, and Brett Dean’s Hamlet. Other recent debuts include Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, singing Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, and Teatro Regio di Parma, as Flavio in Bellini’s Norma.
Myers made his New York Philharmonic debut in the 2018–19 season in the world premiere of David Lang’s fully-staged opera, prisoner of the state, conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden. That same season, Myers returned to the Los Angeles Philharmonic to participate in a new production of Cage’s Europeras 1 & 2. Additional recent performances include Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at Carnegie Hall with the Canterbury Choral Society.