Matthew Woorman, Baritone
Matthew Woorman, Baritone was seen most recently on the stage of the Estates Theatre in Prague where he sang the role of Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni conducted by John Nardolillo and directed by Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves. With the Prague Summer Nights Festival, Woorman sang Simone in Gianni Schicchi at the historic Simon and Jude Church in Prague. Woorman reprised the role of Allard Flagg in Alice Flagg, an American Opera by Joseph R. Kaz in Georgetown, South Carolina to a sold out crowd for the work’s fully staged premiere.
In 2015, Woorman was seen as Count Capulet in Roméo et Juliette with Maryland Lyric Opera, Antonio and Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with Carrol Summer Opera, and as Allard Flagg in the world premiere of Alice Flagg at the Page-to-Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center.
Woorman is a recent graduate of Catholic University where he performed several roles including Leporello in Don Giovanni, Count Capulet in Roméo et Juliette, The Father “Peter” in Hänsel and Gretel, Elder McLean in Susannah, and Baron Zeta in The Merry Widow. Woorman was featured singing Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Montgomery Philharmonic.
At Castleton Festival, Woorman covered the role of Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni under the tutelage of James Morris for the main stage production. As a member of the Castleton Artist Training Seminar(C.A.T.S.), Woorman was featured in several opera scenes at the CATS Scene Spectacular as Don Pasquale in Don Pasquale, Bartlo in Le nozze di Figaro, Giulio Cesare in Giulio Cesare, and Barone in La Traviata.
Woorman performed the role of Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro in three performances at different locations in Italy with Amalfi Coast Summer Music Festival including one performance at the Naples Conservatory of Music. Woorman performed the role of Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro under the tutelage François Loup of Belcantanti Opera Summer Festival where he also covered Dandini in La Cenerentola.
Principal teachers include Jeffrey Springer, Gustavo Ahualli, Bonnie Kunkel, and Molly Donnelly. Woorman earned his BM from Catholic University of America and an AA in Music from Montgomery College, Rockville. Woorman was a Maryland Lyric Opera Emerging Artist.
Woorman resides in Maryland with his wife Teresa and cats Pumpkin, Oliver, Snow White, and Khaleesi.