Classical Concert Sundays: Matthew Plenk
The Stanley Live and The Central City Opera are excited to announce the next performance in the Classical Concert Sunday series! Join us on Sundays for an afternoon of song and story at The Historic Stanley Hotel.
Sunday, February 9th 2020 | Doors: 1.30pm | Show: 2.00pmPURCHASE TICKETS
A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Mr. Plenk made his Metropolitan Opera debut in the 2007-2008 season as the Sailor’s Voice in Tristan und Isolde under the baton of Maestro James Levine, a role he repeated under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. He has since returned to the Met as Arturo, Janek in The Makropolous Case, the Song Seller in Il Tabarro and Marcellus in Hamlet and appeared as Arturo in the Met’s 2011 tour of Japan. Other operatic engagements have included performances with the Los Angeles Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Virginia Opera, Atlanta Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Des Moines Metro Opera.
Mr. Plenk has appeared notably in concert performance with University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, Houston Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl (with Gustavo Dudamel), Boston Symphony Orchestra (with James Levine), Philadelphia Orchestra (with Charles Dutoit) and Oratorio Society of New York in Carnegie Hall. His festival performances include the Aspen Music Festival, La Jolla Summerfest, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Hartford Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Los Angeles based Musica Angelica Baroque, Connecticut Chamber Orchestra, University of North Carolina Symphony and Yale Philharmonia (conducted by Sir Neville Marriner).
In 2005 Mr. Plenk was one of sixteen singers invited to work with Naxos Records and Yale University in a collaborative project to record the complete songs of Charles Ives.
He is a Samling Scholar and holds a bachelor’s degree from the Hartt School of Music and a master’s degree from Yale University. His many awards include Grand Finalist in the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, First Place winner of the Five Towns Music Competition and Grand Prize winner at the Music Lovers Competition.