Opera to Go | June 9

Matthew Sommer, baritone
Kai Song Chan, piano

“Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre” (Toreador Song)
From Carmen by Georges Bizet

“On the Street Where You Live”
From My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe

“Come Paride vezzoso”
From L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti

“When the Air Sings of Summer”
From The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian-Carlo Menotti

Matthew Sommer

Baritone Matthew Sommer graduated with a Master's in music in 2014 from Colorado State University where he sang in productions of Il matrimonio segreto (2012), The Merry Widow (2013), Cendrillon (2014) among several others. During this time, he also participated in productions of Faust (2012) and The Ballad of Baby Doe (2013) with Opera Fort Collins. Matthew has been a part of the opera community in Omaha for several years, having made his debut with Opera Omaha in A Flowering Tree (2015) as a member of the chorus. He has performed as a chorus member with Opera Omaha in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2015), La bohéme (2016), Cosí fan tutte (2017), Sweeney Todd (2022) and many others. He most recently performed the role of Antonio in Opera Omaha’s production of Le nozze di Figaro, and in the upcoming 23-24 season, will be performing the role of Notary in Don Pasquale and Baron Douphol in La traviata.